Josh Beckett started for the Red Sox with Cliff Lee hurling for the Phils. Lee pitched a shut-out, allowing only two hits in the nine innings he was on the mound.
In my opinion, Cliff Lee is probably the best opening pitcher in baseball with an ERA of 2.66 and a 9-5 win-loss count, but it was the Phil's bats that lead them to victory last night.
The game remained scoreless until Domonic Brown hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the second after Beckett hung a fastball over the plate. It's a good thing too because Saturday against Oakland, Brown got booed by the crowd for not hustling to first on a ground ball he had hit, which was bobbled by the A's second basemen, Jemile Weeks.
Brown got things started again when he lead off with a double in the fifth. Chooch advanced Brown to third with a long fly ball to right-center, and then Lee's sacrifice fly brought the score to 3-0.
Shane Victorino hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the 6th, bringing the final score to 5-0 in favor of the Phils.
All in all the Phils had outstanding pitching and solid bats, putting them one step closer to winning the World Series.