7:05 Citizens Bank Park. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.
Pitching matchup: LHP Cole Hamels (7-2, 3.01) vs. RHP Hiroki Kuroda (5-5, 3.50)
HAMELS vs. DODGERS: Hamels has not faced the Dodgers since the 2009 NLCS, when he allowed three runs in 4 innings of a 10-5 win in Game 5. Since allowing six runs in 2 innings in his first start of the season, Hamels is 7-1 with a 2.25 ERA over 11 starts. He is averaging more than seven innings per start during that stretch, holding opposing batters to a .197 average and .546 OPS.
PHILLIES vs. KURODA: The Japanese righthander has dominated the Phillies in his career, including a complete game shutout the last time he faced them, on June 4, 2009. In three other regular-season starts, Kuroda has held the Phillies to six runs in 21 innings.
FYI: The Phillies entered last night 26-1 when they hold a lead after the sixth inning, and 26-0 when they hold a lead after the seventh.
Tomorrow vs. Cubs: RHP Kyle Kendrick (3-4, 3.78) vs. RHP Randy Wells (1-1, 5.74)
Friday vs. Cubs: RHP Roy Halladay (8-3, 2.56) vs. RHP Carlos Zambrano (5-2, 3.98)
Saturday vs. Cubs: LHP Cliff Lee (5-5, 3.62) vs. RHP Matt Garza (2-5, 4.07)