Five runs in the first inning provided the platform for the Boston Red Sox to overcome the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 at Citizens Bank Park in Saturday's clash. Jason Bay's two-run home run to centre was the highlight for the Red Sox. Fernando Nieve did an excellent job filling in for the injured John Maine as he conceded just two runs in six and two thirds innings to help the New York Mets down the New York Yankees 6-2 at Yankee Stadium.
Matt Kemp's huge two-run homer in the seventh inning helped the Los Angeles Dodgers come through 3-1 against the Texas Rangers. Rich Harden returned from the disabled list and struck out nine over six innings but gave up a home run to Jason Kubel and an RBI single to Joe Mauer as the Chicago Cubs lost 2-0 to the Minnesota Twins. Albert Pujols hit two home runs as the St Louis Cardinals beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1.
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