4:05 p.m., Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles. TV: Fox. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Phillies RHP Joe Blanton (4-3, 5.86) vs. Dodgers RHP Hiroki Kuroda (1-1, 2.53)
Phillies update: The Phillies have won the last four games Blanton has pitched, the last three of which he has recorded victories ... Blanton is coming off two strong starts against the Marlins and Padres in which he allowed three runs and struck out 16 in 14 innings ... Blanton pitched twice against the Dodgers last season, going 0-0 with a 4.09 ERA in 11 innings ... 2B Chase Utley is 2-for-6 in his career off Kuroda. The rest of the Phillies' roster is a comined 2-for-31 against him.
Dodgers update: Kuroda allowed two runs on three hits in five innings Monday in his first start since missing 2 months with a strained oblique ... Kuroda recorded the Dodgers' only victory against the Phillies in the 2008 NLCS, allowing two runs in six innings of Game 3 ... Cole Hamels' shutout Thursday was the first time the Dodgers had been blanked since Aug. 5, 2007, when Arizona RHP Brandon Webb held them to seven hits and no runs in nine innings ... OF Matt Kemp entered last night with a nine-game hitting streak during (.433) ... RF Andre Ethier is 4-for-8 with a home run in his career off Joe Blanton ... 3B Casey Blake is just 1-for-21 off Blanton.