Josh Beckett pitched 7 2-3 strong innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run homer to lead the Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
The Red Sox beat the Phillies, 7-5.
If Jon Lester’s performance Saturday night resembles those he’s had against Philadelphia in the past, the Phillies’ winning streak will be in danger.
Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia left in the bottom of the fifth inning of the team’s 6-4 loss to the Phillies Friday night after being hit on the side of the head with a ball.
Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings, and Hunter Pence and Freddy Galvis homered to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to their sixth straight victory with a 6-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Jonathan Papelbon is looking forward to facing his old team as the Boston Red Sox open a three-game set with the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has been suspended one game for his nose-to-nose argument with plate umpire Bob Davidson during a game on Tuesday night.
Despite the abundance of pitching, the Sox are reportedly still interested in adding one more arm.
With Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee taking the hill for the Phillies this weekend, not to mention Jonathan Papelbon closing the door, the Red Sox have a tough weekend ahead of them in Philadelphia.
Cole Hamels earned a five-game suspension for the way he welcomed Bryce Harper to the big leagues.