Beckett works 7-plus to lead Red Sox over Phillies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Josh Beckett pitched 7 2-3 strong innings and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a three-run homer to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.
Mike Aviles also homered and drove in two runs for Boston, which has won eight of 10 games overall after taking the final two of this three-game series.
The only blemish for Beckett (4-4) was Juan Pierre's sacrifice fly in the eighth that gave Philadelphia its only run.
Adrian Gonzalez went 2 for 4 and now is 9 for 16 lifetime against Phillies lefty Cliff Lee.
Lee (0-2), making just his sixth start of the season after spending time on the DL with a strained oblique, had his worst start of the year. In seven innings, he allowed five runs on nine hits -- both season highs. He struck out six and walked one.