Boston’s J.D. Martinez, second from right, bumps elbows with Xander Bogaerts after hitting a three-run homer in the second inning Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Elise Amendola/Associated Press

BOSTON — Kiké Hernández led off the bottom of the first with a home run, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run shot and Rafael Devers also homered on Friday night to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Hernández’ homer was his fifth from the leadoff spot this season; only Kyle Schwarber (7) and José Altuve (6) have more. Martinez hit his 18th of the season in Boston’s three-run second inning, and Devers hit his 22nd in a four-run fourth as the Red Sox bounced back from 1-0 and 3-2 deficits.

Garrett Richards (5-5) pitched five innings for his first victory in nine starts since May 19, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four. Returning home from a six-game California swing, Boston snapped a two-game losing streak and won its ninth straight at Fenway Park.

Vince Velasquez (3-4) lasted just 2 1/3 innings for the Phillies, his shortest start of the year. He allowed eight runs on six hits and four walks, striking out two but allowing three home runs.

Martinez had two hits and a walk, driving in four runs. Devers walked twice and got his 72nd RBI – second in the majors to Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Xander Bogaerts, Boston’s other All-Star position player, singled and scored but also struck out three times.

Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto doubled in a run in the first inning and added a single in the fifth.



The Red Sox had gone five straight games without an error, one short of their longest string of the season, before committing two in the second inning. Hernández misplayed Didi Gregorius’ single in center for an extra base, and Richards threw away a pickoff attempt.


Infielder Ronald Torreyes pitched the eighth for Philadelphia, retiring the Red Sox in order on just five pitches – all strikes.


Phillies: Reliever José Alvarado took a line drive from Alex Verdugo off his heel in the seventh inning. He pounced on the ball, but his throw to first was not in time. He was checked out by the trainer but remained in the game.

Red Sox: Catcher Kevin Plawecki (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and catcher Connor Wong was optioned to Triple-A Worcester. Utilityman Danny Santana was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left quad strain, retroactive to July 7 and utilityman Michael Chavis was recalled from Worcester to take his place.

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