Long ball powers Phillies

Long ball powers Phillies

Jayson Werth belted a two-run homer and Ryan Howard nailed a solo home run with two RBIs as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Boston Red Sox 5-1 in the opener of their inter-league series at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies won the game as -145 favorites, while the teams played UNDER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Cole Hamels tossed seven solid innings for the victory, allowing one earned run off two hits with seven strikeouts.

John Lackey was tagged with the loss, giving up four earned runs off six hits in five innings of work.