By Sam Bush
Bryce Harper and the Phillies extended the losing-streak pain of the Boston Red Sox with one big inning last night in Fenway.
The Phillies outfielder hit a three-run homer during a seven-run sixth, and the Phils came from behind to beat the Red Sox 13-6 and send them 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 the Phils, 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.