1:35 PM ET, May 20, 2012
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- If he keeps this up, Josh Beckett won't have to worry about hearing boos anymore.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.
Game notesA day after making a sensational catch in center field, Boston's Ryan Sweeney didn't play. Valentine said he would be evaluated further on Monday, mentioning a possible concussion. ... Phillies GM Ruben Amaro defended the club's use of a cortisone shot last Sept. 18 on Ryan Howard's injured left foot. The reaction was in response to a Philadelphia Inquirer story Sunday suggesting that the cortisone shot may have contributed to Howard's Achilles tear last Oct. 7. ... Boston OF Cody Ross didn't play for the second straight game after fouling a ball off his left leg on Friday. ... The crowd of 45,586 was the 225th straight sellout and 241st counting postseason play. ... Philadelphia RHP Kyle Kendrick (0-3, 5.96), filling in for injured right-hander Vance Worley (elbow), is scheduled to face Washington left-hander Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 2.22) on Monday night when the Phillies host the first of a three-game series. ... Boston RHP Clay Buchholz (4-2, 7.77) opposes Orioles RHP Tommy Hunter (2-2, 4.78) when the Red Sox travel to AL East-leading Baltimore on Monday.
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 20: Josh Beckett #19 of the Boston Red Sox stretches in the dugout before the start of his...(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||M Aviles homered to left (368 feet).||1||0|
|2nd||M Aviles singled to shallow left, M Byrd scored, J Beckett to second.||2||0|
|3rd||J Saltalamacchia homered to center (466 feet), A Gonzalez and W Middlebrooks scored.||5||0|
|8th||J Pierre hit sacrifice fly to left, P Orr scored, J Rollins to second on throwing error by left fielder D Nava.||5||1|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||45,586 (104.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||79 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Gary Darling|