Boston Red Sox

Dalbec homers in 4th straight game; Red Sox, Phillies split


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bobby Dalbec needed some loaner lumber to go on a Red Sox rookie record home run streak.


Dalbec homered for his fourth straight game, his two-run shot in the sixth inning enough to help the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Tuesday night and split a doubleheader.


He's the first Red Sox rookie to homer in four straight games - and he started the surge when he borrowed teammate Jackie Bradley Jr's bat.


Phillies reliever David Phelps, acquired at the trade deadline in an attempt to fortify the beleaguered bullpen, walked Bradley on four pitches to open the sixth.


Dalbec homered two pitches later for the decisive shot that sent the Phillies to a crushing loss as they head into a lengthy road trip in Miami.


The Red Sox tacked on a run in the seventh to make it 5-2, and Marcus Walden got the final two outs in the ninth for his first save.






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