BOSTON (AP)- Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli homered in the first inning as the Boston Red Sox jumped to an early lead and coasted to a 9-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.
Substitute starter Alfredo Aceves (2-1) had his best outing of the year, holding the Phillies to one run over six innings. Jacoby Ellsbury had hits in each of the first three innings to help the Red Sox earn their fourth consecutive victory and their 10th in their last 13 games.
Tyler Cloyd (1-1) allowed three runs in the first inning and was charged with three more in the third. He lasted just 2 1-3 innings, giving up nine hits and a walk while striking out two.
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