Pedroia (pictured) put the Sox on the board in the top of the first inning with a solo home run off Phillies starter Cole Hamels who was rumored to be the subject of much trade talk between the Sox and Philadelphia this past off-season.
Betts went deep off Hamels in the third followed by a pair of fifth-inning solo shots by Pedroia and Ramirez.
Ramirez completed Boston's scoring with a bases-loaded blast off Philadelphia reliever Jake Diekman in the top of the ninth inning to put the game away.
Buchholz was outstanding allowing one hit in the fourth after two were out and not allowing another hit until the bottom of the seventh inning. He was economical, throwing 65 of his 94 pitches for strikes. He struck out nine and allowed just three hits and one walk, showing strong command of all his pitches throughout the afternoon.
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