The Philadelphia Phillies were defeated, 5-1, by the Boston Red Sox on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies lost the series, 2-1.
Cliff Lee went seven innings in the loss. Lee struck out six and walked only one but gave up five earned runs in the loss. Josh Beckett got the win for the Red Sox after going 7.2 innings, striking out five and two walks. Beckett gave up the only earned run for the Red Sox. Vicente Padilla got a hold for finishing the eighth inning.
The Phillies one run came on a Juan Pierre sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Before the run was scored, Boston picked up one run in both the first and second innings. Then in the third inning, Jarrod Saltalamacchia took Lee deep for a three-run homer. The Phillies were just 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
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