Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 11-6

PHILADELPHIA - Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched last Sunday, and then the Red Sox had five pretty much perfect days.

They embarrassed their rivals, vaulted to first in their division, beat the world champs, and took over as best team in the American League. Not even their tweeting owner could contain himself.

Matsuzaka pitched again last night in an 11-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Red Sox still had plenty to feel good about. They won their fifth straight, ...