Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-2

PHILADELPHIA - It came down to "our bullpen is better than your bullpen." In fact, the Red Sox are going to win that battle most of the time during the 2009 season.

For despite squandering a 2-1 lead in the ninth on Ryan Howard's solo homer off Ramon Ramirez and spoiling Jon Lester's spectacular 11-strikeout performance on a night when Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable because of his workload over the last couple of days, the Sox still had a kid, Daniel Bard, on the mou...