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13th proves lucky
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Red Sox 5, Phillies 2
Jason Varitek slides home in the 13th for an insurance run for the Red Sox. (Tom Mihalek/AP)
The Interleague series opener at Citizens Bank Park was all about Jon Lester's dominance -- until the ninth, with the southpaw out and the 'pen up against Ryan Howard. The slugger sent it to extras with a mighty swing, but the Red Sox made their own luck in the 13th inning with a three-run rally to spoil their host's fun.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (37-24)
Won 4
Boston 5, Philadelphia 2   PHI
Philadelphia (35-24)
Lost 1
June 12, 2009
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Boston
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3   5 11 0
Philadelphia
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 5 0
Standings thru 6/12/09  |  Recap: BOS | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Phillies stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 7 0 0 0 0 0 4 .292
Drew, J, RF 6 1 1 1 0 2 0 .264
Youkilis, 3B-1B 5 1 1 1 0 3 0 .345
Bay, LF 5 1 2 0 1 3 1 .280
Ortiz, D, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 .205
  Kotsay, 1B 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 .313
  Masterson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Saito, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Lugo, PH 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .265
  Bard, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Varitek, C 4 1 0 0 2 0 3 .230
Ellsbury, CF 6 0 2 1 0 1 2 .303
Green, N, SS 5 0 1 1 0 2 4 .276
Lester, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  Okajima, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Baldelli, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .259
  Ramirez, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lowell, 3B 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .294
Totals 48 5 11 5 4 14 16  

a-Walked for Okajima in the 9th. b-Singled for Saito in the 13th.

BATTING
HR: Youkilis (11, 4th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 0 out), Drew, J (9, 5th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo; Ortiz, D; Ellsbury 2; Lowell; Drew, J 4; Green, N; Youkilis 4; Kotsay; Bay 2.
RBI: Youkilis (38), Drew, J (31), Ellsbury (17), Green, N (20), Lowell (41).
2-out RBI: Drew, J; Lowell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Green, N 2; Pedroia 2; Varitek; Kotsay.
SAC: Lester.
SF: Green, N.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Youkilis (4, 2nd base off Madson/Ruiz).

FIELDING
DP: (Green, N-Youkilis).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 6 0 0 0 0 0 3 .221
Utley, 2B 5 0 0 0 1 3 2 .294
Werth, RF 4 0 0 0 2 3 1 .250
Howard, 1B 6 1 1 1 0 4 3 .251
Ibanez, LF 4 1 2 0 1 2 0 .325
Victorino, CF 5 0 1 0 1 2 3 .286
Feliz, 3B 3 0 0 1 0 2 1 .307
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Stairs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .297
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Condrey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Dobbs, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .192
  Kendrick, K, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Ruiz, C 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 .283
Blanton, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .059
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091
  Bruntlett, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .149
Totals 43 2 5 2 5 20 19  

a-Flied out for Romero, J in the 9th. b-Struck out for Condrey in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Victorino (15, Lester), Ibanez (16, Masterson).
HR: Howard (19, 9th inning off Ramirez, R, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Howard 4; Victorino 2; Ibanez 3; Ruiz.
RBI: Feliz (31), Howard (49).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanton; Dobbs; Victorino.
GIDP: Rollins.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 10.

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester 7.0 2 1 1 2 11 0 4.76
Okajima (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2.33
Ramirez, R (BS, 1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2.10
Masterson 2.1 2 0 0 1 3 0 3.96
Saito (W, 2-0) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.45
Bard (S, 1) 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.75
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton 7.0 5 2 2 2 7 2 5.17
Park 0.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 6.40
Romero, J 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0.00
Madson 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2.01
Condrey 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.20
Kendrick, K (L, 0-1) 2.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 13.50

Game Scores: Lester 78, Blanton 64.
IBB: Victorino (by Masterson).
HBP: Youkilis (by Madson), Bruntlett (by Okajima), Bruntlett (by Masterson), Ibanez (by Bard).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 111-74, Okajima 16-10, Ramirez, R 20-12, Masterson 42-27, Saito 6-4, Bard 19-11, Blanton 112-67, Park 11-7, Romero, J 30-18, Madson 17-10, Condrey 9-6, Kendrick, K 36-22.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 7-1, Okajima 0-1, Ramirez, R 0-1, Masterson 2-1, Saito 1-0, Bard 0-0, Blanton 7-3, Park 0-0, Romero, J 1-1, Madson 0-0, Condrey 3-0, Kendrick, K 4-2.
Batters faced: Lester 25, Okajima 4, Ramirez, R 5, Masterson 11, Saito 1, Bard 5, Blanton 28, Park 3, Romero, J 6, Madson 4, Condrey 3, Kendrick, K 11.
Inherited runners-scored: Saito 1-0, Romero, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Bill Miller. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 83 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Varies.
T: 4:06.
Att: 45,321.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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