Philadelphia 6, Boston 4

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Friday, May 18, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Citizens Bank Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Meals, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Paul Emmel, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 45205

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 0
Philadelphia 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 6 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 18-21 9-11 9-10 L1
Philadelphia 21-19 10-9 11-10 W6


Phillies 6, Red Sox 4: Cole Hamels continued his mastery of Boston with nine strikeouts and Jonathan Papelbon earned his National League-leading 12th save in his first appearance against his former team as host Philadelphia won its sixth straight.

Red-hot Carlos Ruiz ignited a four-run first inning with a two-run single and Hunter Pence and Freddy Galvis homered for Philadelphia.

Hamels (6-1) has won six straight decisions for the first time in his career and improved to 4-0 all-time against the Red Sox. He allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings.

Hamels continued to struggle with Cody Ross, who homered for the fifth time in 37 at-bats among his two hits against the left-hander. Mike Aviles and Adrian Gonzalez also went deep for the Red Sox, who lost for only the second time in eight games.

Gonzalez connected off Chad Qualls in the eighth to make it 5-4 before Galvis gave Papelbon and the Phillies some breathing room with a solo shot in the bottom half.

Papelbon, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract in the off-season to become the highest-paid reliever in history, worked around a leadoff infield hit to Kelly Shoppach before striking out Nick Punto to end it.

Boston starter Daniel Bard walked the bases loaded before Ruiz delivered with one out. Ty Wigginton followed with a sacrifice fly and after Ruiz stole second, John Mayberry Jr. doubled to make it 4-0.

Ruiz went 2-for-3 and is 11 for his last 17. He has 19 RBIs in 16 May games and five multi-hit games in his last eight.

Bard (3-5) allowed five runs, three hits and walked five in five innings. He has issued 14 free passes in his last three starts.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was suspended Friday for one game because of his role in an altercation with umpire Bob Davidson on Tuesday. Bench coach Pete Mackanin ran the team. … Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia left the game in the fifth inning after a deflected hit by pitch struck him on the left side of the head. He was bleeding but walked off under his own power. … Hamels improved to 38-0 when given at least a 4-0 lead. … Hamels is 2-10 with a 4.95 ERA against all other American League teams. … Ross has homered in two straight games. … Papelbon had a franchise-record 219 saves in six seasons with Boston. ... Boston's David Ortiz grounded out pinch hitting to end the eighth. ... Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was ejected in the ninth after arguing a close play at first.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Philadelphia
Daniel Bard Player Cole Hamels
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 7.0
3 Strikeouts 9
3 Hits 6
9.00 ERA 3.86
Boston   Philadelphia
Cody Ross Player Hunter Pence
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 5
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 8 3 19 .235 12 11 4 1 0 0
Philadelphia 6 2 13 .222 9 7 6 6 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Boston. The Phillies have a W/L % of .524 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .350 after a loss.
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