Everything has been going right for Clement this season.
"I learned a lot getting to pitch with the guys I pitched with last year," said Clement, who played for the Cubs and with Greg Maddux last season. "It helped me mature and develop a game plan."
Manny Ramirez moved ahead of Duke Snider into 38th place on the career list with 408 homers when he connected leading off the ninth. He has seven homers in the last 11 games and 18 this season.
Chase Utley had a run-scoring double for the Phillies, who have lost eight of 11 after going 12-1 on a homestand.
"We've not only got to start hitting, we've got to start making plays and playing heads-up ball," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "We're better than what we're playing now."
Clement (9-1) allowed one run and seven hits. He retired his first eight batters before reliever Geoff Geary lined a single to center for his first hit in the majors.
The right-hander, who signed a $25 million, three-year deal last December, has allowed three runs or fewer in 13 of 16 starts. He was 9-13 with a 3.68 ERA for Chicago last year.
"He's been strong, durable," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "His ball was moving. He's been outstanding."
Vicente Padilla (3-7) gave up five runs and eight hits -- five doubles -- in 2 2/3 innings. A former All-Star, Padilla has struggled since winning 14 games in both 2002 and 2003. He has a 6.79 ERA and hasn't pitched more than six innings in any of 11 starts this season.
Boston scored twice in the first on RBI doubles by David Ortiz and Nixon. Renteria singled with one out and scored on Ortiz's high fly off the center-field wall. Nixon lined a double to right with two outs to make it 2-0.
Varitek's two-out double in the third scored Renteria, who had singled. Ramirez, who also singled, scored when Utley made a wild throw from second to the plate. Mueller followed with a double that made it 5-0.
"We've been swing the bats good," Ortiz said. "When this team gets hot swinging the bats, it's from top to bottom."
Clement also pitched out of a jam in the fourth after Jason Michaels and Bobby Abreu hit consecutive singles to start the inning. Jim Thome grounded into a double play, and Clement struck out Pat Burrell to end the inning.
Before he fanned Burrell, Clement threw a pitch over the batter's head, but the ball hit a brick wall behind the plate and came back to Varitek, forcing Michaels to stay at third base.
Boston has scored 25 runs in Clement's last three starts after being shut out in his only loss on June 7.
"It's not so much the support, it's knowing that if you give up runs, they're going to score runs," Clement said. "It's amazing. It's fun to watch and have that offense on your side."
|Matt Clement allows three runs or fewer for the 13th time in his 16 starts, improving to 9-1. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Boston Red Sox|
|Johnny Damon, CF||5||1||1||0||0||0||4||.337|
|Edgar Renteria, SS||5||2||3||1||0||0||0||.273|
|David Ortiz, 1B||5||1||1||1||0||0||2||.302|
|Matt Mantei, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Myers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Keith Foulke, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Manny Ramirez, LF||5||2||2||1||0||2||1||.275|
|Trot Nixon, RF||5||0||2||1||0||2||2||.302|
|Jason Varitek, C||3||1||1||1||2||1||2||.311|
|Bill Mueller, 3B||4||0||2||1||1||0||2||.293|
|Mark Bellhorn, 2B||4||0||0||0||1||2||4||.220|
|Matt Clement, P||2||0||0||0||1||1||3||.000|
|a- Kevin Youkilis, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.296|
|John Olerud, 1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.394|
|a-struck out for Clement in the 8th|
|2B - David Ortiz (22, Padilla), Trot Nixon 2 (14, Padilla, Geary), Jason Varitek (14, Padilla), Bill Mueller 2 (13, Padilla, Padilla)|
|3B - Johnny Damon (5, Fultz)|
|HR - Manny Ramirez (18, Urbina)|
|RBI - Edgar Renteria (29), David Ortiz (65), Manny Ramirez (61), Trot Nixon (38), Jason Varitek (31), Bill Mueller (30)|
|2-OUT RBI - Edgar Renteria (11), Trot Nixon (20), Jason Varitek (9), Bill Mueller (12)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Ortiz-Renteria-Clement, Renteria-Bellhorn-Ortiz, Mueller-Bellhorn-Olerud|
|Boston Red Sox|
|Matt Clement (W,9-1)||7||7||1||1||0||4||0||3.33|
|HBP - Rollins (by Matt Mantei)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Matt Clement 93-61, Matt Mantei 14-7, Mike Myers 11-5, Keith Foulke 9-8|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Matt Clement 8-7, Keith Foulke 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Matt Clement 26, Matt Mantei 3, Mike Myers 2, Keith Foulke 3|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||3||0||0||0||0||0||1||.276|
|Jason Michaels, CF||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.296|
|Bobby Abreu, RF||3||1||2||0||1||0||0||.316|
|Jim Thome, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.215|
|Pat Burrell, LF||4||0||0||0||0||4||3||.289|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||0||3||1||0||0||0||.317|
|David Bell, 3B||4||0||0||0||0||0||4||.249|
|Todd Pratt, C||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.233|
|Vicente Padilla, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.154|
|Geoff Geary, P||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|a- Endy Chavez, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.170|
|Aaron Fultz, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|b- Kenny Lofton, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.376|
|Ugueth Urbina, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-grounded out for Geary in the 6th|
|b-struck out for Fultz in the 8th|
|2B - Chase Utley (14, Clement)|
|RBI - Chase Utley (35)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|E - Chase Utley (5, Wild throw)|
|Vicente Padilla (L,3-7)||2.2||8||5||5||2||4||0||6.79|
|IBB - Bellhorn by Vicente Padilla|
|Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 80-49, Geoff Geary 45-31, Aaron Fultz 37-22, Ugueth Urbina 21-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vicente Padilla 2-2, Geoff Geary 1-7, Aaron Fultz 2-2|
|Batters Faced - Vicente Padilla 18, Geoff Geary 12, Aaron Fultz 9, Ugueth Urbina 5|
|Attendance - 44868|
|Game Time - 3:11|
|Temperature - 87|
|Umpires - Home - Paul Nauert, First Base - Gary Darling, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Mark Wegner|