Garbage time pitcher Ramon Ramirez (and he should stay there) allowed three in the ninth, but the Red Sox won easily, 8-3.
Kevin Youkilis had a triple, a home run and scored three runs, as the Sox whacked Roy Halladay, who allowed six earned runs.
The Red Sox took 2 of 3 in Philadelphia, allowed one of the best offenses in MLB just 5 runs by the starting pitchers. And now head to Tampa for three with the Rays. They trail Tampa Bay by 8 1/2, but now only trail New York by 2 1/2 games for second place.
And Mike Cameron figures to be back for the Rays series, as he hit a game-winning home run for Portland on Sunday. He went 3-for-5 and hit .333 in eight games on his rehab assignment.
And according to Pete Abraham of the Globe, a fan related this story about Mike Cameron this past weekend:
He was not scheduled to play in either game of the doubleheader, but Mike Cameron was in Portland on Saturday. An hour before most games, the Sea Dogs make a player available for autographs. On Saturday, the player was Mike Cameron. He was so kind, taking time to talk to each person, pose for photographs, and sign whatever. What a class act.
Welcome back to the Red Sox, Mike.