The Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. With the win, Boston also won the series, 2-1.
Josh Beckett picked up his fourth win of the season after going 7.2 innings. He struck out five and walked two while only giving up one earned run. Vicente Padilla finished the eighth inning for Beckett and got his eighth hold of the 2012 season. Alfredo Aceves pitched a scoreless ninth inning. Cliff Lee took the loss for the Phillies. Lee struck out six, walked one and earned all five of the Red Sox runs.
Boston scored in the first inning when Mike Aviles homered. Aviles picked up an RBI single in the second inning to increase the lead to 2-0. Jarrod Saltalamacchia put the game away with a three-run homer in the third inning. The Phillies lone run came on a Juan Pierre sacrifice fly in the eighth inning.
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|WP: Josh Beckett (4 - 4)
LP: Cliff Lee (0 - 2)