PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies and Red Sox will play the rubber game of their three-game series tonight at Citizens Bank Park.
Boston picked up an 8-0 win on Opening Day but the Phillies bounced back to grab a 4-2 decision last night behind 6 1/3 shutout innings from RHP Aaron Harang and a three-run home run off the bat of Jeff Francoeur.
David Buchanan gets the start for the Phillies tonight. As a rookie in 2014, Buchanan did a nice job, going 6-8 for the Phillies with a 3.75 ERA. Buchanan threw the ball very well in spring training, compiling a 1.29 ERA in 21 innings of work.
The Red Sox will counter on the mound tonight with veteran RHP Justin Masterson. He went 7-9 last season with a 5.88 ERA for Cleveland and St. Louis. He signed with Boston as a free agent this offseason.
The Phillies lineup for tonight looks like this:
1. CF Ben Revere
2. C Carlos Ruiz
3. 2B Chase Utley
4. 1B Ryan Howard
5. LF Darin Ruf
6. 3B Cody Asche
7. RF Jeff Francoeur
8. SS Freddy Galvis
9. P David Buchanan
KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with Stephen Gross of the Allentown Morning Call about tonight’s match-up.
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