Phillies Routed By Red Sox
David Ortiz and Jonny Gomes homered and Jacoby Ellsbury set a club record with five stolen bases as the Boston Red Sox routed the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 on Thursday night.
Ellsbury added three hits and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two doubles and three RBIs for the Red Sox, who enter this weekend’s series against their AL East rival New York Yankees having won 11 of 16 games.
Franklin Morales (1-0) allowed four hits in five innings with two strikeouts and two walks in his first appearance this season.
Delmon Young homered and Domonic Brown remained hot with a pair of hits for Philadelphia, which was trying to get back to .500 for the first time since April 14.
Phillies rookie Jonathan Pettibone (3-1) surrendered four runs in a 28-pitch first inning.
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