Earlier this month, Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. called the Red Sox the best team in baseball. Maybe he severely underestimated his own team.

It’s only exhibition play, of course, but the Phillies got a dominating performance from ace Roy Halladay in a 4-1 win yesterday over the Red Sox.

Halladay (3-0) outdueled Sox starter Jon Lester and limited Boston to just one run on five hits in 7 2/3 innings.

Lester (1-1) ran into trouble in the sixth, allowing three runs before hitting the showers. In all, Lester surrendered four runs — three earned — on five hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Jed Lowrie scored the Sox lone run in the fifth, after doubling and then crossing the plate on Drew Sutton’s sacrifice fly.

John Lackey gets the start tonight at 7:05 versus Tampa Bay.

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