Game over: Phillies 3, Red Sox 1: Jonathan Papelbon came on to earn his 10th save retiring Jonny Gomes (strikeout), Dustin Pedroia (grounder to third) and David Ortiz (grounder to short in shift). The Red Sox could do very little against Cliff Lee tonight. Game was played in 2:30 before 33,463.
Top 9th: Phillies 3, Red Sox 1 – Domonic Brown lined a home run into the Red Sox bullpen on the first pitch from Junichi Tazawa. After Tazawa secured two outs, he allowed back to back singles to Erik Kratz and Ben Revere then struck out Young to end the inning.
Bottom 8th: Phillies 2, Red Sox 1 – Cliff Lee gave up an infield single to shortstop to Jose Iglesias after retiring the first two batters. Stephen Drew hit a long out to center, but Lee struck out Ellsbury to end the inning.
Top 8th: Phillies 2, Red Sox 1 – Craig Breslow replaced Ryan Dempster (7 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K). The one Phillies batter who owns Dempster is Chase Utley (8 for 12) and he is on the disabled list. Jimmy Rollins struck out. Ryan Howard struck out. And Delmon Young grounded out against Breslow.
Bottom 7th: Phillies 2, Red Sox 1 – Cliff Lee has thrown 80 pitches and retired the side again. Lee had entered the game 4-1 with a 2.26 ERA in seven starts following a Phillies loss.
Top 7th: Phillies 2, Red Sox 1 – John Mayberry started the go-ahead rallly with a single to center. He was advanced to second base on a perfectly placed sacrifice bunt by Freddy Galvis and scored on Kratz’ single to center. With Kratz on second base and two outs, Dempster got Michael Young to ground out on a slow roller to shortstop.
Bottom 6th: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Ellsbury, Gomes and Pedroia retired by Lee.
Top 6th: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Dempster allowed a walk to Jimmy Rollins and a single to Ryan Howard with one out. But this is a situation that would have spiraled out of control for Dempster of late. But tonight he was resilient and got the next two batters (Young and Brown) to flu out to right field.
Bottom 5th: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Daniel Nava singled to open the frame and was advanced to second base on David Ross’ sacrifice bunt. Stephen Drew couldn’t get the go-ahead run in, however with a pop out to the thrid baseman Jose Iglesias also had a shot, but he struck out.
Top 5th: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Dempster retired the first two batters in the inning but then resorted to a walk to No. 9 hitter Erik Kratz. he managed to retire Ben Revere on a ground ball out.
Bottom 4th: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Pedroia, Ortiz and Napoli (strikeout) go down. Ortiz’ out was a long ride into the triangle that Ben Revere ran down.
Top 4th: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Dempster allowed an infield single, but also recorded two strikeouts (Ryan Howard and Dominic Brown). Dempster is certainly better in this outing, but still laboring at times.
Bottom 3rd: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Lee seems to have it going right now. he retires the Red Sox in order once again. Ellsbury fouled a ball off his foot. Something to keep an eye on.
Top 3rd: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – An Erik Kratz double-play grounder erased a leadoff walk by Dempster to Freddy Galvis. After Ben Revere singled, he stole second base, but didn’t advance as Michael Young grounded out to third.
Bottom 2nd; Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Cliff Lee strikes out Daniel Nava and David Ross, while Stephen Drew popped out.
Top 2nd: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Dempster had a strong inning retiring the side in order and culminating with a strikeout of John Mayberry.
Bottom 1st: Phillies 1, Red Sox 1 – Jacoby Ellsbury kept his hot streak rolling with a leadoff single to left. After stealing his 16th base, he rode home on Dustin Pedroia’s single to right to tie it.
Top 1st: Phillies 1, Red Sox 0 – Michael Young struck with a line rive homer that just scaled the Monster in left center to give the Phillies the early lead off Ryan Dempster, who has really struggled in his last three outings.