May 19, 2012
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Boston 1B David Ortiz celebrates after hitting a two-run home run in the 5th inning of Joe Blanton, proving to be the winning runs in the Red Sox 7-5 win over Philadelphia. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Red Sox 7, Phillies 5
WP – Jon Lester (3-3, 3.95)
LP – Joe Blanton (4-4, 3.74)
SV – Alfredo Aceves (9)
PHILADLELPHIA — All winning streaks must come to an end.
The Red Sox got to Joe Blanton early and often, beating the Phillies 7-5 in Philadelphia Saturday night. The loss snapped the Phils six-game winning streak.
It was not Blanton’s day as a pitcher, and even as a fielder. Blanton gave up four homers in five innings, as well as make two errors in the field that extended innings he got shelled in.
It was Blanton’s worst outing of the season, ending a streak of quality starts that has made Blanton a hot topic in this young season.
Boston jumped all over him in the very first at-bat. Mike Aviles led off the game with a solo homer to left field, giving the Sox an early 1-0 lead in the 1st inning.
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