Harper homers, Phillies send Boston to 9th straight loss

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper follows through on his three run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper waves to teammates sitting in the stands after hitting a three run home run against the Boston Red Sox during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins is congratulated by teammate Bryce Harper (3) after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a solo home run against the Boston Red Sox during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts throws past Philadelphia Phillies' Rhys Hoskins to get out J.T. Realmuto at first base during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts hits an RBI single against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers walks away as Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper, left, rounds the bases after his three run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Marcus Walden watches the ball after Philadelphia Phillies' Jay Bruce (9) hit a three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at Fenway Park in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson) Winslow Townson

Associated Press
Published: 8/19/2020 12:01:54 AM

BOSTON — Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer during a seven-run sixth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies came from behind to crush Boston 13-6 on Tuesday night and send the Red Sox to their ninth consecutive loss.

Rhys Hoskins, Phil Gosselin and Jay Bruce also homered for the Phillies, who fell behind 3-0 and still trailed 4-2 before sending nine batters to the plate with two outs in the sixth – getting seven hits and a walk before Colten Brewer, Boston’s third pitcher in the inning, struck out Jay Bruce to end it.

Blake Parker (1-0) pitched two innings of scoreless relief for Philadelphia, giving up one hit and one walk while striking out three.

Rafael Devers had three hits for Boston, lining a single off the Green Monster in the first and a double off of it in the third. Both times he came around to score, helping the Red Sox go ahead 3-0 — their first lead since Saturday, and the the first time they scored first since Aug. 10.

But Didi Gregorius doubled and scored in the fourth, and Hoskins hit a solo homer in the fifth. The Red Sox made it 4-2 in the bottom half on Xander Bogaerts’ sacrifice fly before falling apart in the sixth.

HOW THE RUNS SCORED — Taylor (0-1) came on to start the sixth and hit Gregorius to lead off the inning. Alec Bohm flied out to center field and Bruce struck out looking. Then: RBI double, RBI single, pitching change (Heath Hembree), stolen base, RBI single, stolen base, walk, homer, double, RBI single, pitching change (Brewer), single, strikeout. And suddenly it was Phillies 9, Red Sox 4.

In all, Taylor was charged with three runs on two hits. Hembree gave up four runs on four hits and a walk without retiring a single batter.

Gosselin hit a solo shot in the seventh and Bruce hit a three-run homer in the eighth.

TRAINER’S ROOM — Red Sox: J.D. Martinez left the game with dehydration, the team announced in the sixth inning. ... CF Jackie Bradley Jr. sat out his third straight game because of a sore left wrist he injured while making a diving catch against the Rays. ... C Christian Vazquez came out of Monday’s game with a sore heel and got Tuesday off.

UP NEXT — Phillies: RHP Jake Arrieta (1-2) tries to complete the two-game sweep.

Red Sox: LHP Kyle Hart (0-1) will attempt to stop Boston’s losing streak and earn his first career victory.




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