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Phillies 5, Red Sox 3: Raul Ibanez Powers Philadelphia Past Boston, Prevents Sweep

Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer as part of a four-run fourth inning and Philadelphia hung on late to beat Boston, 5-3, in the final contest of this three-game interleague set from Fenway Park.

Jayson Werth, Ben Francisco and Juan Castro also knocked in a run each for the Phillies, who snapped a three-game slide and salvaged a game in the series.

Cole Hamels (6-5) scattered five hits and one run over seven strong innings. The left-hander fanned eight and walked two to post his first win since May 21. Brad Lidge picked up his fourth save by getting the final two outs in the ninth.

Adrian Beltre homered and Daniel Nava went 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Red Sox, who had taken the first two games by reaching double digits in runs both times.

Tim Wakefield (2-5) went 7 1/3 innings in the loss, charged with four runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and a walk.

The Phils had the bases loaded in the top of the first and failed on Ryan Howard's fly out and Werth's inning-ending double play grounder.

Beltre's leadoff shot in the second put the Sox on the board, but the visitors came back with four in the fourth.

Howard doubled with one out, then Werth drove him home with a single. Ibanez followed with a two-run blast to right, and after a Francisco double, Castro's single made it 4-1.

Hamels worked out of trouble in the sixth, after he put two on with one out. He got David Ortiz on a fielder's choice to second then Mike Lowell on a fly out to prevent any runs.

In the ninth, Werth walked, stole second and third before scoring on a sacrifice fly from Francisco for a 5-1 contest.

The Sox pushed across a run in the home half against J.C. Romero as Ortiz doubled, advanced on Lowell's fly to right and scored on a passed ball. Lidge was summoned after Romero issued a walk to J.D. Drew. After Darnell McDonald struck out, Drew moved up on defensive indifference and scored on a single by Nava, but Marco Scutaro popped out to end the game.

The Red Sox completed its six-game interleague slate 4-2 over the Phillies, winning two of three in Boston and Philadelphia...This was the first Phils' win in Boston since June 26, 2004...It was the second game in June where Ibanez recorded two RBI, after doing so on June 8...Both teams continue interleague play on Tuesday as the Phillies take on the Yankees in the Bronx and the Red Sox remain home to host Arizona.