The Phillies suffered a bit of an unlucky loss on Thursday night against the Boston Red Sox. They lost by a 6-2 margin but the game was put thoroughly out of reach in the third inning when Xander Bogaerts dunked a triple down the right field line to clear the bases, making it 5-0. The ball hit the ground where the dirt met the outfield grass and caused the ball to carom in an unexpected direction away from outfielder Jeff Francoeur. Opposing pitcher Justin Masterson followed up with an RBI single to center, the first of his two hits, to make it 6-0.
With two outs in the fifth inning, the Red Sox again threatened. Bogaerts reached on a Freddy Galvis throwing error, bringing up Masterson. Masterson hit a sharp ground ball down the third base line, which Cody Asche snagged with a diving effort. He quickly got to his feet and fired to first base, but the throw was low and Ryan Howard was unable to come up with the scoop for the final out of the inning.
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