Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0

PHILADELPHIA—Jon Lester struck out five over seven shutout innings and Coco Crisp homered to lead the Boston Red Sox to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

Lester (6-3) never got into any serious trouble and won his third straight start. He gave up six hits and walked only one.

Crisp gave him all the offense he needed with a two-run homer in the second inning off left-hander Jamie Moyer (7-4). Julio Lugo added an RBI double in the sixth.


PHILADELPHIA - David Wells, the corpulent and caustic lefthander who went through life with unbuttoned jersey and untethered tongue (right, Bud Selig?), took one look at this place when he was with the Red Sox and pronounced it fit for a World Series - the Little League version. The park's miniaturized dimensions, Wells sniffed, belonged in Williamsport. As a pitcher, he would have had it condemned as unfit for habitation.

Last night, another Sox lefthander, Jon Lester,...