Mookie Betts hit a pair of home runs and Mexican Hector Velazquez credited his first major league win so that the Boston Red Sox defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-3 on Wednesday.
Boston starter Brian Johnson had to leave the game early due to an arm injury, but the bullpen tied the Phillies. Four relievers combined to play two hits in the final 6 1/3 innings.
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Velázquez (1-1) got the win by covering 3 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander moved up to Major League Baseball this week for the second time this season.
The Boston Bullpen records 21 1/3 consecutive innings without a run.
Betts finished with four hits and produced three runs to lead the charge against Phillies starter Jeremy Hellickson (5-5). Boston punished him with six runs and six innings.
For the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez 3-0. The Venezuelans Pablo Sandoval of 2-1, an annotated one; And Sandy Leon 3-1, one notched.
For the Phillies, the Venezuelans Odúbel Herrera of 5-0; And Freddy Galvis of 3-2, an annotated one. Maikel Franco of 4-0.