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By Nick Mandarano, SportsTalkPhilly staff writer 

Final: Philadelphia 1, Boston 0  ❖  

PHILADELPHIA — Nick Pivetta pitched a season-high 7.0 innings of shutout baseball, but the Phillies struggled to score early as well. Boston posed a threat to Pat Neshek, who replaced Pivetta in the eighth inning. Chris Sale led off the top of the eighth inning with a double to left field and advanced to third on a fly ball to right off the bat of Mookie Betts. With one out and the go-ahead runner on third, Neshek struck out Dustin Pedroia and got Xander Bogaerts to pop up to escape the inning with no harm done.

The Phillies were able to strike for some offense in the bottom of the eighth to take a late 1-0 lead, which they were able to hold onto for their first victory since June 6.

The Phillies will open a three-game series with the Diamondbacks tomorrow.

WP: Pat Neshek (2-1, 0.72 ERA)  ❖  LP: Chris Sale (8-3, 2.82 ERA)  ❖  SV: Hector Neris (6)

Hub:   Game Summary      Starting Pitchers     At the Plate      Bullpen      What's Next

Game Summary

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
PHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 4 0

Andrew Knapp singled on a line drive to left field with one our in the bottom of the eighth inning. Ty Kelly followed with a double down the leftfield line, allowing Knapp to score from first for the first and only run of the game. 

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Starting Pitchers

Chris Sale 8.0 4 1 1 1 10 0 2.82
Nick Pivetta 7.0 6 3 3 2 9 0 4.46

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At the Plate


  • Ty Kelly: 1-1, 2B, RBI .233 AVG
  • Andrew Knapp: 1-3, R, K, .238 AVG
  • Maikel Franco: 1-3, 2B, K, .224 AVG

Red Sox

  • Jackie Bradley, Jr.: 1-3, K, BB, .254 AVG
  • Sandy Leon: 1-2, BB, .230 AVG
  • Chris Sale: 1-3, 2B, K, .333 AVG

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  • Pat Neshek: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO, 0 HR, 0.72 ERA
  • Hector Neris: 1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 0 HR, 3.49 ERA

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What's Next

  • Friday, June 15, 2017: vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:05 p.m.
    • Citizens Bank Park
    • RHP Aaron Nola (3-4, 4.40 ERA) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (5-6, 5.38 ERA)
    • TV: CSN; Radio: SportsRadio 94 WIP.

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