Red Sox rally from 4-0 deficit to defeat Phillies

Enmanuel Valdez and David Hamilton each drove in two runs as the Boston Red Sox stormed back for an 8-6 win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies in the second of a three-game series on Wednesday.

The Red Sox totaled 13 hits in the contest and climbed out from a 4-0 deficit by scoring in each of the three middle innings, highlighted by a five-run fifth.

Jarren Duran went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run scored, while Rafael Devers (triple) and Hamilton (home run) each added two hits to help Boston even the series.

Philadelphia managed only three hits against five Boston relievers, including winner Cam Booser (1-2) who immediately followed Nick Pivetta.

The Phillies’ Nick Castellanos and Bryce Harper were both 2-for-4, and Bryson Stott had two RBI.

Jose Ruiz (1-1) took the loss.

The rally started with Jamie Westbrook’s sacrifice fly to right in the fourth. A Rafael Devers one-out triple set the table.

Boston’s big inning began with three straight hits and a throwing error by Phillies second baseman Whit Merrifield after Duran’s infield single plating two. After Ruiz relieved Philadelphia starter Cristopher Sanchez, a Rob Refsnyder liner and Tyler O’Neill sacrifice fly brought in the tying run.

Boston took the lead on Valdez’s pinch-hit, two-RBI single off the Green Monster before he was tagged out trying to reach third on the relay throw.

Hamilton’s two-run homer over the bullpen followed a Bobby Dalbec leadoff walk in the sixth.

The Phillies bounced back and made it a three-run game in the seventh as Bryson Stott doubled into the right-field corner to score Castellanos.

The Red Sox left five runners on base over their final two innings, but Kenley Jansen held on for the save after Alec Bohm’s sac fly to right that scored Bryce Harper in the ninth.

A leadoff walk to Kyle Schwarber set the wheels in motion for Philadelphia’s two-run start in the first.

Schwarber moved to third on Castellanos’ double deep into the left-field corner and scored the opening run on Harper’s hard-hit single past a diving Bobby Dalbec at first. Stott reached on a slow-developing attempted double play, driving in the second Philadelphia run.

The first five Phillies reached in a third inning that included two more of Pivetta’s season-high four walks and produced two more runs. Whit Merrifield lined an RBI single to right and David Dahl knocked a wall-banging double in back-to-back at-bats to double the lead.

Both starters allowed four runs in four innings.

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