Recap - Power Where You Least Expect It In Red Sox Win

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

They just keep finding ways to win.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Tuesday night it was another outstanding pitching performance by Rick Porcello backed by solo home runs by Sandy Leon and Brock Holt as the Red Sox nipped the Phillies 2-1 at Citizens Bank Park.

Porcello was perfect through the first four innings; the first hit he allowed was also the only run Philadelphia would score - a solo home run by Rhys Hoskins leading off the fifth.

The right hander went seven innings to improve his record to 15-5, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out ten.

Leon gave Boston an early 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning, his fifth home run of the year. Holt's game-winning blast came on the first pitch in the top of the eighth inning, when he was sent up to pinch hit for Porcello. It was the first pinch-hit home run of the season for Boston.

Heath Hembree struck out two batters in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth for his 36th save.

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