Red Sox bats power Sox over Phillies, 9-2

After the Red Sox bats were silenced the past two nights they broke out in a big way, pounding out 14 hits in their 9-2 win over the Phillies Thursday night. The teams split their four-game, home-and-home series.

The Red Sox scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back. Jacoby Ellsbury was the star of the game for the Sox going 3-for-4 while stealing five bases, which set a franchise record. Jarrod Saltalamacchia (three RBIs) and Jose Iglesias each had two hits apiece, while Jonny Gomes and David Ortiz also homered in the win.

Making a spot start and his first appearance of the season, Franklin Morales pitched quite well, tossing five innings, allowing just two runs (all in the first) on four hits while striking out two. The Sox bullpen was outstanding as Craig Breslow (1 1/3 innings), Clayton Mortensen (2/3 innings), Junichi Tazawa (1 inning) and Andrew Bailey (1 inning) combined to pitch four scoreless innings of relief.

The Red Sox will now travel to New York for a weekend series with the Yankees beginning tomorrow night (7:05, NESN). Jon Lester will start for the Sox and be opposed by CC Sabathia.

What they’ll be saying: The Red Sox really needed the win after dropping two in a row and with their weekend series in the Bronx on tap. Every starter had a hit besides Stephen Drew and Ellsbury was spectacular on the bases, besting Jerry Remy’s previous record for steals in a game. Ironically, he only scored one run despite the five stolen bases … Morales gave the Red Sox just went they needed, five solid innings and the bullpen did the rest. He should be put back in the bullpen, in a long relief role as long as Clay Buchholz makes his scheduled start Sunday night.


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