In game 62 of season, the Boston Red Sox defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 11 - 6

I didn't get to tune in to the game until after 9:00.

So it worked out that there was a long rain delay. When I heard we scored five runs on three Philly errors in the first, it was a bit of an "in your face" moment to any Yankee fans who were paying attention. We ended up giving up six runs, but still won by five, 11-6. Lugo with four hits! And Mets, I'm proud of you for coming through after yesterday. We're now three games up, and the Yanks could be in fourth place by next weekend.

The Red Sox had scored five runs when rain interrupted the game after the first inning, but once play resumed, Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a pair of homers. That didn't put a damper on plans, however, with key multi-hit performances by Jason Bay, Mike Lowell and Julio Lugo.

Red Sox - 500 030 201 - 11 13 0
Phillies - 001 310 100 - 6 13 3

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Daisuke Matsuzaka (7.33, 64 ERA+) / Antonio Bastardo (2.45, 176 ERA+)

Lefty Bastardo, 23, made his major league debut on June 2. Tonight is his third start.

Slump: Dustin Pedroia is 3 for his last 32. His batting average has dropped 44 points since May 27. In those 15 games, he is hitting .167/.282/.250 in 72 trips to the plate.