FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Boston starter John Lackey pitched five sharp innings, Philadelphia opening day starter Cole Hamels threw six good innings and the Red Sox beat the Phillies 6-1 Thursday night.
Facing a Red Sox lineup that looked ready for the regular season, Hamels gave up one run and four hits. He struck out five and walked two.
Lackey allowed one run and four hits, with no walks and one strikeout.
Shane Victorino’s bases-loaded triple off Michael Stutes highlighted Boston’s five-run seventh.
The Phillies got a run off Lackey in the first when Pete Orr singled, Jimmy Rollins doubled and Michael Young had an RBI groundout.
The Red Sox scored in the second when Will Middlebrooks led off with a double, Jonny Gomes singled and Daniel Nava hit a sacrifice fly.
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