Jonathan Papelbon jogged in from the bullpen with his typical look of menace, but the song was all wrong. In place of "Shipping Up to Boston," Papelbon took the mound to "For Whom the Bell Tolls," by Metallica.

If the entrance was off-putting to Red Sox fans, what followed, depressingly, was not.

Entrusted with a 6-4 lead, Papelbon did what Papelbon did better than any reliever in Red Sox history — slamming the door to earn his 12th save in 12 tries, but more notably, the first of his life against the Red Sox after recording a team record 219 for them.

"It really wasn't any different," Papelbon said in the Phillies clubhouse. "Not one bit."

It probably helped that Papelbon didn't have to face any of the teammates he truly went to war with over the years. In the ninth, he faced Kelly Shoppach, Daniel Nava, Marlon Byrd and Nick Punto.

Shoppach beat out an infield single when third baseman Mike Fontenot knocked down his smash and then couldn't find the ball at his feet. Byrd nearly beat out a grounder on a bang-bang play at first that ultimately got manager Bobby Valentine ejected following a spirited argument with first base ump Gary Darling.

Through it all, Papelbon kept his cool, then blew away Punto to end it.

"Valentine can't distract Cinco, man," Papelbon said, invoking his alter ego of Cinco Ocho. "Come on. (Cinco's) got ice in his veins. It ain't no thing, man."

Then Papelbon turned serious. The Red Sox, after all, are the team that drafted him nine years ago and eventually helped make him the highest-paid closer in the game.

"I've got a lot of guys over there I consider brothers," he said. "I grew up with these guys in the big leagues. I've got more respect for a lot of guys over there than many people out there. They're like family to me, some of those guys over there. It's like backyard baseball with your brother."