Schilling Strikes Out 10 To Beat Phillies 7-2

Curt Schilling faced the Phillies for the first time as a member of the Boston Red Sox and it went well for Schilling. In 6 1/3 innings of work, the former Phillies ace fanned 10 hitters and looked ready for the season to start. On the upside for the Phillies, Jim Thome and Todd Pratt were both in the starting lineup.

Brett Myers got off to a shaky start and wound up allowing six runs and eight hits in six innings as Curt Schilling and the Red Sox beat the Phillies 7-2.

Manny Ramirez put the Sox up 2-1 with a two-run single in the first inning and Jason Varitek later slammed a three-run homerun to spark the Red Sox offense.

Schilling allowed five hits and two runs while walking one against his former team. Ramiro Mendoza tossed 1 2/3 hitless innings and Tim Hamulack pitched a perfect ninth.

The only thorn in Schilling's side was minor league infielder Brian Hitchcox who had two hits, including a solo homerun off Schilling.

Ryan Madson allowed one run in an inning of work and David Coggin allowed no runs in his one inning of work. Madson and Coggin are battling for the final spot in the Phillies bullpen.

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