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Phils' Lee sparkles, Papelbon earns save at Fenway

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BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox had no trouble recognizing old teammate Jonathan Papelbon when he took the mound at Fenway Park for the first time in a visitor's uniform.

The former Red Sox closer pitched a perfect ninth against them -- just as he did so many times for them -- finishing up after Cliff Lee threw eight innings of four-hit ball on Tuesday night to help Philadelphia win 3-1 and snap Boston's four-game winning streak.

"It was different," said Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who grounded out for the second out in the ninth. "Pap's always going to be like family to me. We've been through a lot together. He did great things here. I hope he does bad for the next couple games [against the Red Sox] and then saves every game for the rest of his life."

Ryan Dempster (2-6) allowed two runs on six hits and three walks, striking out four in seven innings for Boston.

Michael Young and Domonic Brown hit home runs for the Phillies, and Erik Kratz singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning.

Lee (6-2) allowed a first-inning run and then retired 22 of the next 23 batters to win his fourth consecutive decision. He struck out eight to match his season high and walked none.

The Red Sox closer from 2005-11 -- including their 2007 World Series title, Papelbon was honored with a scoreboard video at Monday's game, but he didn't pitch in the series opener because Boston won 9-3. He entered on Tuesday night to a chorus of boos and without the theme song Shipping Up To Boston he used for much of his career here.

"That's how they love you in this city, man," Papelbon said. "That's just how it is. It's the atmosphere in this city. I've always enjoyed playing in this city and pitching off that mound. It really felt like old times."

He retired the Red Sox in order for his 10th save, pumping his fist in celebration after getting David Ortiz on a grounder to the right side of the shifted infield to end the game.

"I loved it," Papelbon said. "I would say it was more fun than strange. It's a little like playing against your brother in the backyard. For me, those guys are some of my best friends in this world."

That was all the support Lee needed on a night when he again helped the Phillies stop a losing streak. Philadelphia had lost two straight, including the opener of the two-game interleague series.

Lee is 5-1 this season in eight starts following a Phillies loss. The teams now head to Philadelphia for a two-game series at Citizens Bank Park.

Young cleared the Green Monster in the top of the first, but the Red Sox tied it when Jacoby Ellsbury led off the bottom half with a single, stole second and then scored on Dustin Pedroia's single.

Both pitchers settled down, and it was still 1-1 when John Mayberry Jr. singled to lead off the seventh, Freddy Galvis bunted him to second and Kratz singled him home.

Meanwhile, the only baserunner Lee allowed from the first inning to the eighth was Daniel Nava on a leadoff single in the fifth. Ortiz did make a 415-foot out in the fourth when Ben Revere chased down his deep fly ball in Fenway's center field triangle; he also hit a high fly just to the foul side of the Pesky Pole in the ninth against Papelbon.

Notes

  • Lee has not issued a walk in 77 of 291 career starts.
  • Dempster needed 60 pitches to get through four innings and left after throwing 98 in all.
  • Ryan Howard struck out swinging in each of his first two at-bats. He singled through the shift in the sixth inning to put runners on first and second with one out, but Delmon Young and Brown each flied out to right field.
  • The Red Sox activated LHP Franklin Morales from the disabled list and optioned Alfredo Aceves, Monday's winner, to Triple-A Pawtucket.
  • Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman and his rescuer, Carlos Arredondo, took part in the first pitch ceremony.
 
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Opposing the Red Sox in Fenway Park for the first time, Jonathan Papelbon pitches a 1-2-3 ninth inning and earns the save.  (USATSI)
Opposing the Red Sox in Fenway Park for the first time, Jonathan Papelbon pitches a 1-2-3 ninth inning and earns the save. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Lee
IP 8.0
H 4
ER 1
BB 0
K 8
Philadelphia

M. Young
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 1
 

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Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ben Revere, CF5020001 .263
Michael Young, 3B5111014 .258
Jimmy Rollins, SS3000110 .257
Ryan Howard, 1B4010030 .258
Delmon Young, DH4010002 .215
Domonic Brown, LF4111013 .257
John Mayberry Jr., RF4110020 .261
Freddy Galvis, 2B2000100 .241
Erik Kratz, C3021101 .231
Totals3439338  
Batting
HR - Michael Young (2, Dempster), Domonic Brown (11, Tazawa)
SH - Freddy Galvis (1)
RBI - Michael Young (11), Domonic Brown (30), Erik Kratz (13)
SB - Ben Revere (9, 2nd base off Dempster/Ross)
Team LOB - 8
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cliff Lee (W,6-2) 8411080 2.34
Jonathan Papelbon (S,10) 1000010 0.92
Pitches-Strikes - Cliff Lee 95-69, Jonathan Papelbon 16-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cliff Lee 8-8, Jonathan Papelbon 2-0
Batters Faced - Cliff Lee 28, Jonathan Papelbon 3
Boston Red Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF4110011 .257
Jonny Gomes, LF4000021 .168
Dustin Pedroia, 2B4011000 .332
David Ortiz, DH4000001 .336
Mike Napoli, 1B3000021 .258
Daniel Nava, RF3010010 .289
David Ross, C2000020 .180
Stephen Drew, SS3000001 .227
Jose Iglesias, 3B3010011 .429
Totals3014109  
Batting
SH - David Ross (1)
RBI - Dustin Pedroia (28)
SB - Jacoby Ellsbury (16, 2nd base off Lee/Kratz)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Drew-Pedroia-Napoli
Boston Red Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ryan Dempster (L,2-6) 7622341 4.45
Craig Breslow 1000020 1.54
Junichi Tazawa 1311021 2.82
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Dempster 98-59, Craig Breslow 13-8, Junichi Tazawa 18-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Dempster 8-8, Craig Breslow 1-0
Batters Faced - Ryan Dempster 29, Craig Breslow 3, Junichi Tazawa 6
Game Information
Attendance - 33463
Game Time - 2:30
Temperature - 62
Umpires - Home - Todd Tichenor, First Base - Dale Scott, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - C.B. Bucknor