Recap - ERod, Papi lead Sox to sweep of Phillies

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer
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David Ortiz gave Boston an early lead and rookie Eduardo Rodriguez took care of business on the mound for seven innings as the Red Sox toppled the Phillies 6-2 at Fenway Park to complete a sweep of their three-game weekend series.

Ortiz launched his 31st home run of the year with Xander Bogaerts aboard in the bottom of the first to put Boston up 2-0. The Sox added four more in the next frame on a two-RBI triple by Jackie Bradley Jr, an RBI single by Mookie Betts, and a sacrifice fly by Ortiz.

Rodriguez scattered eight hits and a walk over his seven innings. He struck out seven as his record improved to 9-5.

Brock Holt led Boston with two hits.

Ortiz's home run was the 497th of his career and his 200th at Fenway Park making him just the fourth Red Sox player to do that. He joins Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski and Jim Rice in that accomplishment. He left the game with what was termed tightness in his right calf and will be evaluated prior to Monday's game.

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