Jon Lester tossed two-hit ball over seven shutout innings, Jason Varitek homered twice and the Boston Red Sox avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Long before spring training even started, the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies were favorites to play each other in October. Here comes an early taste.
[photogallerylink id=21821 align=right]Cole Hamels looks more like his old, dominant self with every start. Hamels pitched seven impressive innings, Ryan Howard and Jayson Werth homered, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Boston Red Sox 5-1 […]