Boston Red Sox defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 12-2

When the Red Sox honored their elder statesman in the third inning, Tim Wakefield popped his head out of the dugout and the cheers of the capacity crowd washed over him.

In his last outing Tuesday, he defeated the Indians and became the franchise leader in innings pitched. Although Wakefield continues to defy his age (43), the man on the mound for the Phillies wasn’t doing the same.

In fact, Jamie Moyer had already exited the game by that point, yielding to relievers wh...

BOSTON—Jamie Moyer has had a long, successful career as a contact pitcher. The Boston Red Sox made plenty of contact in the worst start of his 24 seasons on Friday night.

David Ortiz drove in four runs, Boston led 12-0 after three innings and the Red Sox pounded out 17 hits to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-2.

"It was quite obvious," Moyer said. "I didn't execute and when I did they hit the ball hard."

The 47-year-old left-hander allowed nine runs on nine hits,...