Phillies slow down Red Sox at Fenway
BOSTON (AP) – Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Jorge Alfaro hit an RBI double in the second, Scott Kingery drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth and Carlos Santana added an RBI single for a key run in the ninth after Rhys Hoskins led off with a double.
That was all the offense the Phillies would need to earn a split in a two-game visit to Boston despite leaving 13 on base and going 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.
Arrieta (9-6) allowed only one run and six hits to finish July 4-0 in six starts. Tommy Hunter pitched a perfect eighth and Seranthony Dominguez closed it out for his 11th save, although he did make it interesting by walking J.D. Martinez and hitting Xander Bogaerts with a pitch to open the ninth.
Martinez drove in Boston’s only run with a double in the sixth after Blake Swihart led off with a single.
Drew Pomeranz (1-5) threw five innings and held the Phillies to two runs and three hits, but hurt himself with four walks and two hit batters.
Maikel Franco went 2 for 3 and scored twice Philadelphia, which hosts Boston for two games in two weeks.
The Phillies scored first on a double to left-center by Jorge Alfaro after Franco walked with one out in the second. Philadelphia added another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to center by Scott Kingery. The ball wasn’t very deep and Bradley had a chance to get Franco tagging up, but his throw was slightly up the third-base line and Franco beat the tag and gave Philadelphia 2-0 lead.
Ian Kinsler, making his debut for Boston after coming over in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, singled in the fourth.
Phillies: Added C Wilson Ramos in a trade with Tampa Bay. Ramos is on the DL with a left hamstring strain and isn’t likely to make his debut for the Phillies until mid-to-late August, general manager Matt Klentak said.
Red Sox: Placed LHP Chris Sale on the DL with soreness in his throwing shoulder. The move was retroactive to Saturday and Sale could return to the rotation on Aug. 7. Boston recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (6-9, 4.85 ERA) gets the start Thursday night in Philadelphia in the opener of a four-game series against the Miami Marlins.
Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (1-3, 3.45) starts in place of injured Chris Sale on Thursday night against the New York Yankees and LHP CC Sabathia (6-4, 3.53).