Recap - Kelly wins 7th straight as Sox top Phillies

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox pushed four runs across in the seventh inning to help Joe Kelly (pictured) win his seventh straight game, a 7-5 over the Phillies at Fenway Park.

Boston took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Xander Bogaerts, one of two hits for him.

After the Phillies pushed across two runs on an RBI ground out and a run-scoring single in the fourth, the Red Sox answered back in the fifth with a Mookie Betts double to drive in Ryan Hanigan and a sacrifice fly by Brock Holt.

Jackie Bradley Jr. opened the scoring in the seventh with a solo home run. Bogaerts had an RBI ground out followed by run-scoring hits by David Ortiz and Travis Shaw.

Kelly went six innings for the win, his ninth of the year. He allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five.

The Phillies scored three runs in the ninth off reliever Jean Machi, two of them on the sixth home run he's allowed this year.

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