The Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies by a 3-0 score on Tuesday night as Jon Lester picked up his sixth win of the season. Lester tossed the first seven innings of the game and only allowed six hits and no runs. Lester is now 6-3 on the season and has really been throwing the ball well lately.
Hideki Okajima pitched the eighth inning and allowed one hit but zero runs. Jonathan Papelbon came in for the ninth inning and picked up his 20th save of the season as he shut the door on the Phillies.
At the plate for the Red Sox Coco Crisp had a two run homer in the second inning. Julio Lugo then tacked on an insurance run in the sixth inning with a rbi double that scored Crisp. The Red Sox did struggle at the plate but they were able to get the victory thanks to how well the pitching staff threw the ball.
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