PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Jason Bay and Jacoby Ellsbury homered, Julio Lugo had four hits, and the Boston Red Sox overcame another shaky outing by Daisuke Matsuzaka to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 11-6 on Saturday night.

The Red Sox have won the first two games in an interleague matchup between division leaders. They’ll go for the sweep Sunday with ace Josh Beckett on the mound.

Raul Ibanez hit his 22nd homer, and Pedro Feliz and Jayson Werth also connected for the Phillies, who’ve lost two straight since returning from a 7-3 road trip. The defending World Series champions are a major league-best 23-9 on the road, but they’re only 12-16 at Citizens Bank Park.

Hideki Okajima (3-0) allowed one run in two innings to earn the victory. Four Red Sox relievers gave up two runs in five innings after Matsuzaka lasted four, allowing four runs and seven hits. After going 18-3 last year, Dice-K is 1-4 with a 7.55 ERA.

Phillies starter Antonio Bastardo (2-1) gave up five runs – four earned – and three hits in one inning. The hard-throwing lefty didn’t return after a rain delay of 1 hour, 35 minutes.

AP-ES-06-14-09 0025EDT


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