7:05 PM ET, May 30, 2013
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA -- Jacoby Ellsbury stole five bases and took one more home with him.
Afterward, the Phillies presented Ellsbury with a base to acknowledge his accomplishment.
"It's pretty neat," Ellsbury said of the record. "As long as the Red Sox have been around . It's pretty special."
"Single-handedly, he changed the game," Boston manager John Farrell said of Ellsbury. "When you have that kind of base-stealing threat, it's a huge asset."
Ellsbury added three hits and Jarrod Saltalamacchia had two doubles and three RBIs for the Red Sox, who enter this weekend's series against their AL East rival New York Yankees having won 11 of 16 games.
Ellsbury was on base five times, adding a walk and hit by pitch to the base hits.
"Getting on base that many times, you want to take advantage and put pressure on the defense," he said.
The Phillies didn't do much to prevent Ellsbury from advancing.
"He was getting a walking lead and we've got to stop that," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said.
Manuel also spoke a familiar refrain afterward, lamenting Philadelphia's lack of offense. The Phillies have scored three runs or fewer in 31 of their 54 games this season, dropping to 8-23 when doing so.
"It's a battle for us to win games," Manuel said. "We haven't blown many people out. In order for us to get a winning streak, we have to score more runs."
Franklin Morales (1-0) allowed four hits in five innings with two strikeouts and two walks in his first appearance this season. Four relievers closed it out with four scoreless innings.
"He kept the game under control," Farrell said of Morales. "That was a solid five innings of work."
High-Five For Ellsbury
The Phillies couldn't keep Jacoby Ellsbury off the basepaths on Thursday night. The speedy CF collected five steals, most in a single game in Red Sox history. Here's a look at where he ranks:
|Jacoby Ellsbury||4||Aug. 9, 2010|
|Jerry Remy||4||June 14, 1980|
|-- ESPN Stats & Information|
Added Morales: "I got the lead and knew I had to make my pitches. I felt great today."
Phillies rookie Jonathan Pettibone (3-1) surrendered four runs in a 28-pitch first inning.
But the Phillies managed a total of just six hits.
"We swing at bad balls," Manuel said.
Morales (back) came off the disabled list and got the nod when Jon Lester's start was bumped back a day to Friday to give ace Clay Buchholz, who had been scheduled to start Friday's series opener at the Yankees, more time to recover from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss Monday's start.
Buchholz could pitch in Sunday's series finale against the Yankees, though the Red Sox haven't announced a starter for that game.
Pettibone (3-1) hadn't given up more than three earned runs in his first seven career starts, but left after giving up six hits, striking out five and walking four in five innings.
"I wasn't being aggressive early on, I wasn't finishing the batters," Pettibone said. "The plan was to pound the lefties inside. I kind of fell behind and that didn't help."
After the Phillies got a pair of runs back on Young's opposite-field, two-run homer to right in the bottom of the first, Morales kept the Phillies scoreless for the next four.
"After the first inning he settled in and was making his pitches," Manuel said.
Boston tacked on a run in the sixth when Gomes, pinch-hitting for Morales, hit a solo homer to left-center off Phillies left-handed reliever Jeremy Horst to put Boston ahead 5-2. Horst hit Boston's next batter, Ellsbury, prompting home-plate umpire Bill Miller to warn both teams.
And Boston took a 6-2 lead in the seventh when Ortiz led off the inning with a majestic homer to right field. Manager John Farrell lifted Ortiz, who was making his first start at first base this season, in the middle of the seventh.
Despite Miller's warning, Philadelphia reliever Michael Stutes and Boston reliever Clayton Mortensen each hit a batter after the caution but weren't ejected.
Manuel didn't play slugger Ryan Howard, who has been battling a sore knee, against the left-handed Morales. . Morales was 3-4 with a 3.77 ERA in 37 games with Boston last season. . Young's homer was just the third in the last 33 Phillies homers that was not a solo shot. . Ellsbury's previous career high of four stolen bases came on August 9, 2010 at the Yankees. . Brown's homer streak ended at three games, but he has 14 hits in his last 38 at-bats after going 2-for-4. . Boston heads to New York on Friday for a showdown with their AL East rival Yankees at 7:05 p.m. Lester (6-1, 3.34) is scheduled to face New York lefty CC Sabathia (4-4, 3.96) in the first of a three-game series. . The Phillies host Milwaukee for the first of three games at 7:05 Friday night when Philadelphia left-hander Cole Hamels (1-8, 4.43) is scheduled to face Brewers righty Yovani Gallardo (3-5, 4.79).
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 30: Starter Franklin Morales #56 of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch during the game...(Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)
Regular Season Series
|1st||D Pedroia grounded out to second, J Ellsbury scored, D Nava to second.||1||0|
|1st||M Carp singled to shallow right, D Nava scored, D Ortiz to second.||2||0|
|1st||J Saltalamacchia doubled to right, D Ortiz and M Carp scored.||4||0|
|1st||D Young homered to right center (417 feet), C Hernandez scored.||4||2|
|6th||J Gomes homered to center (396 feet).||5||2|
|7th||D Ortiz homered to right (370 feet).||6||2|
|9th||S Drew grounded out to second, J Bradley Jr. scored, M Napoli to second.||7||2|
|9th||J Saltalamacchia doubled to deep right, M Napoli scored.||8||2|
|9th||J Iglesias doubled to deep left, J Saltalamacchia scored.||9||2|
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|Stadium||Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, PA|
|Attendance||40,083 (91.8% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||92 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Bill Miller, First Base - CB Bucknor, Second Base - Todd Tichenor, Third Base - Dale Scott|
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