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Red Sox Pound Phillies 11-6

The Red Sox rolled into rainy Philadelphia for Game 2 of their weekend series, still without the benefit of the DH, and with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound. Dice-K has struggled all season, so the Red Sox would need to produce with eight hitters (instead of nine) and a pitcher to make up for a typical Dice-K start. Per the usual, Dice-K was shaky, allowing four runs on seven hits in four innings.

The Red Sox lineup and bullpen picked up their starter, however, pounding out 11 runs and five strong innings of relief in an 11-6 win over the Phillies. The Sox scored five runs in the first off rookie Antonio Bastardo, and after being silenced for three innings by Chad Durbin, Boston scored six more runs over the final four innings. In all, they had 13 hits and 11 walks, led by Julio Lugo’s 4-5 and Mike Lowell’s 3-4 efforts.

Sox Stud of the Game

Jason Bay, LF: Bay went 2-5 with his team-leading 17th HR in the first inning off Bastardo. He finished with two runs and three RBI to run his total to a AL-best 60.

Sox Dud of the Game

Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP: Dice-K went 0-2 at the plate…OK that’s not a big deal. Dice-K has a real problem keeping himself in the game. Saturday night he lasted just four innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. In just four innings, he managed to throw 91 pitches.

That’s What He Said

“The pitches they hit were mistakes. I don’t want to blame it on the rain,” said Dice-K.

Game Notes

W: Hideki Okajima (3-0)
L: Antonio Bastardo (2-1)

  • There was a 100-minute rain delay in the first inning.
  • David Ortiz did not start, but came in the game as a pinch hitter and struck out.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury finished 2-3 with two runs, two RBI, a HR, three walks, and a stolen base.

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