BOSTON — Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven strong innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped a four-game slide with a 3-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.

Jorge Alfaro hit an RBI double in the second, Scott Kingery drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth and Carlos Santana added an RBI single for a key run in the ninth after Rhys Hoskins led off with a double.

That was all the offense the Phillies would need to earn a split in a two-game visit to Boston despite leaving 13 on base and going 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

Arrieta (9-6) allowed only one run and six hits to finish July 4-0 in six starts. Tommy Hunter pitched a perfect eighth inning and Seranthony Dominguez closed it out for his 11th save, although he did make it interesting by walking J.D. Martinez and hitting Xander Bogaerts with a pitch to open the ninth.

Martinez drove in Boston’s only run with a double in the sixth after Blake Swihart led off with a single.

Drew Pomeranz (1-5) threw five innings and held the Phillies to two runs and three hits, but hurt himself with four walks and two hit batters.

Maikel Franco went 2 for 3 and scored twice Philadelphia, which hosts Boston for two games in two weeks.

The Phillies scored first on a double to left-center by Alfaro after Franco walked with one out in the second. Philadelphia added another run in the fourth on a sacrifice fly to center by Scott Kingery. The ball wasn’t very deep and Bradley had a chance to get Franco tagging up, but his throw was slightly up the third-base line and Franco beat the tag and gave Philadelphia 2-0 lead.

Ian Kinsler, making his debut for Boston after coming over in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night, singled in the fourth.


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