Boston Red Sox Pile on 14 Hits, Pummel Phillies 11-5 to Take Series Opener; Garrett Richards Allows 3 Runs Through 5 Innings

The Red Sox poured on 14 hits Friday night in the opener of a three-game weekend series, as they beat the Phillies 11-5.

The Phillies got on the board in the top of the first, as J.T. Realmuto doubled home Jean Segura, who tripled, to put the Phillies up 1-0 early. But Kike Hernandez would crush a homer to lead off the bottom half of the first in order to tie it up, and the Red Sox would grab the lead as Hunter Renfroe hit an RBI groundout.

Philadelphia would have an answer though as Alec Bohm singled home two runs the following inning to give the Phillies the 3-2 lead. But the Red Sox would snatch the lead right back in the bottom of the second, as J.D. Martinez crushed a three-run big fly into the right field bleachers to make it 5-3.

Boston piled on four more in the third, as Rafael Devers blasted a solo homer to center field before a pair of RBI singles came from Christian Vazquez and Alex Verdugo. Martinez hit a ground-rule double to bring home the 12th run of the ballgame, as the Red Sox led 9-3 after three frames.

Kike Hernandez would pile on another in the fifth, with another RBI ground-rule double to make it 10-3. Christian Vazquez made it 11-3 the next inning with an RBI single.

Garrett Richards ended his night going five innings allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out four while walking one. Richards hurled 85 pitches, 67 strikes, 51 fastballs, 18 sliders, 12 curveballs, and four changeups. The right-hander picked up his fifth win of the season as he moves to 5-5 on the year.

After Yacksel Rios tossed a scoreless sixth, Philly mustered two runs off Matt Andriese in the seventh to make it 11-5.

After Darwinzon Hernandez hurled a scoreless top of the eighth, position player Ronald Torreyes would toss a scoreless bottom of the eighth for the Phils.

The Phillies would be set down 1-2-3 in the top half of the ninth by Brandon Workman, in order to give the Red Sox their 55th win of the season as they move to 55-34 on the year.

(Photo of J.D. Martinez/Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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