The Red Sox offense, along with a solid outing from Martin Perez powered the Red Sox to an 11-3 win over the Phillies, moving the season record to 28-18, still first in the AL East.
- Santana welcomes himself to the Red Sox with home run: On a 2-1 count in the top of the fifth, recently called-up Danny Santana bolted a solo home run into right field, to give the Red Sox the 3-2 lead. That would be the only hit in his Red Sox debut, as the utility man went 1-for-5. Santana was called up earlier today for the weekend series, and hit lead off while playing first.
- Perez has solid outing: Martin Perez went six innings, allowing three runs off five hits, while walking one and striking out seven recording his second win of the season, moving his record to 2-2. He struggled at the dish though, striking out in all three plate appearances.
- Verdugo leaves game in fifth: In the midst of a 3-for-3 night, Alex Verdugo was taken out with left hamstring tightness. Kike Hernandez would replace him, and finish the game in centerfield.
- Devers homers, doubles in 2-for-4, three RBI night: Rafael Devers doubled and homered in the win, tallying three RBI’s as well as a walk.
- Bogaerts, Vazquez, Martinez all record two hit nights: Xander Bogaerts, Christian Vazquez and J.D. Martinez all recorded two-hit nights. Vazquez’ night included three RBI’s, and Bogaerts added two as well.
- Bullpen shuts door with three scoreless frames: Garrett Whitlock continued his dominance, going 1.2 innings allowing just a hit, but walking two in the process. Josh Taylor would come in to clean up Whitlock’s jam in the eighth, and Darwinzon Hernandez would set the Phillies down scoreless in the ninth to capture the win.