The Red Sox went up 1-0 on a Victor Martinez solo shot in the first inning. From there, it was all bad news.
John Lackey continued to fail to live up to his massive contract, allowing 4 runs in just 5 innings. His control was bad as ever, as he gave up 5 free passes to the Phillies, and he still could not miss bats, with only 3 strikeouts.
The Phillies tied the game in the 4th inning on a leadoff solo shot by Ryan Howard. J.D. Drew lost the ball in the twilight in the next at bat, allowing Jayson Werth to reach 2nd. He would score on a Shane Victorino single, giving the Phillies a lead they would not give up.
Cole Hamels, meanwhile, mowed down the Red Sox with ease. Allowing only 3 hits in 7 innings, Hamels struck out 8, and was hitting his spots all night.
The Phils padded the lead in the 5th, scoring 2 more off Lackey as Werth took him very, very deep to left, and then another in the 6th after stringing a few baserunners together on Joe Nelson. The Red Sox managed to bring the tying run to the plate in David Ortiz in the 9th inning, but J.C. Romero managed to get him to fly out to the track in center, and the Phillies took game 1.