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Boston vs Philadelphia Final: 5-2 - Recap

Philadelphia pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Jason Varitek and it cost them dearly in a 5-2 loss on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

Boston won as a +115 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Boston got 7 innings from Jon Lester, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from Jason Varitek in the win.

Philadelphia's starting pitcher Cole Hamels worked 4 innings, giving up 2 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ryan Howard in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 13 hits, while Philadelphia only had 4.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.

Boston looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Houston. Philadelphia will aim to get back on the winning track at Toronto.