Top 9th: Red Sox 12, Phillies 2
Game over. Actually this game ended after one inning when the Sox scored five, followed by four more in the second inning and three in the third. A 17-hit Sox attack and a strong 7 innings by John Lackey, who improved to 7-3 with a 4.54 ERA fueled Boston to a win. MIke Lowell homered and the Sox hit eight doubles. There were 38,021 at Fenway. The Sox are now the first team in the major leagues with three starters with seven or more wins. With the Rays getting clobbered by he Marlins tonight the Sox could move to within four games of the top. The Yankees could move to within one game of the lead. Game time: 2:43.
Top 7th: Red sox 12, Phillies 2
The Phillies scored their second run on Carlos Ruiz' RBI ground out. John Lackey went seven innings, allowed six hits and two runs, walked none and struck out three. Boof Bonser is in the game.
Top 6th: Red Sox 12, Phillies 1
Just went down into stands to say hello to Joe Bryant, Kobe's dad. He's from Philadelphia, a Phillies fan, so not a great day. Asked him why he didn't drag Kobe along, he said, "He's watching video, trying to make some adjustments." Bryant loved the ballpark, but he's about 6-10 and it's a little tough sitting in those tiny seats. Prediction: "I think its gonna go 7." He was at the game with barber to the athletes - Montro.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 12, Phillies 1
The Phillies came to life with a pair of hits (Howard single and Werth double) and the first run scored on Ibanez' ground ball out to second base. The Phils have thrown in the towel. Wholesale changes. Feels like spring training.
Bottom 3rd: Red Sox 12, Phillies 0
Tonight's performance by Moyer (1 inning, 9 hits, 9 runs) is reminiscent of an August 11, 1986 outing in his rookie season for the Cubs when he went 1-1/3 innings and allowed 7 hits and 7 runs in a 10-7 loss to the Pirates. Terry Francona was a teammate of Moyer's and pinch-hit in that game. Other teammates were Dennis Eckersley in a rotation of Rick Sutcliffe, Scott Sanderson, Steve Trout, Ed Lynch and Moyer. The closer was Lee Smith and Greg Maddux also pitched that season. By the way, the Sox added another three runs against Herndon. Cameron and McDonald each singled and Cameron came home on Scutaro's RBI single. Scutaro has reached base three times in the first three innings with a walk and two singles. Ortiz knocked in two more with a single to rightcenter and now has four RBI in three innings after starting out June 3-for-33..
Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 9, Phillies 0
This is like batting practice for the Red Sox. Scutaro singled to lead off the inning and Pedroia has doubled him in. Martinez has followed with his second double. Martinez is now 19-for-37 (13 doubles) since May 19. Ortiz also stroked his second double in as many innings scoring the 8th run, and that was all for Moyer. Moyer allowed nine runs, nine hits, six doubles and a homer. With reliever Dave Herndon on, the Sox pushed one more in on Mike Lowell's double-play grounder. Joe Bryant, dad of Laker star Kobe, is at the ballpark tonight with famed hairdresser to the athletes - Montro.
Bottom 1st: Red Sox 5, Phillies 0
The best day of Jamie Moyer's career was July 30, 1996 when the Red Sox traded him to Seattle for outfielder Darren Bragg. Moyer, 47, went on to a great career with the Mariners with a couple of 20-win seasons. Not so much tonight, however. The Sox pounded Moyer early with three straight doubles (Victor Martinez, David Ortiz and Adrain Beltre) driving in three runs while Mike Lowell belted a two-run homer. Moyer allowed five runs on five hits and threw 41 pitches.