The Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox open up a short two game interleague series in Boston. Both teams are on the outside looking in at their respective playoff picture, with Boston trailing the Rays by six games for the second Wild Card spot. Meanwhile the Phils are just two games behind the Cubs for the second Wild Card in the NL.
How to Live Stream the Game
First pitch from Fenway Park will be thrown at 7:10 p.m. ET. The game will air on MLB Network, NESN and NBC Sports Philadelphia. It can also be live streamed using the MLB Streams subreddit.
Rhys Hoskins is back in the leadoff spot for Philly, though he's struggled mightily of late. Over his past eight games, the slugger is just 1-for-24 with five walks and 10 strikeouts. J.T. Realmuto hits second, followed by Bryce Harper. The $330 million man has gone yard in three of his past four games. He's 6-for-14 with four walks and five strikeouts in that span.
Phillies ace Aaron Nola will take the Fenway Park mound for the Phillies. He is 11-3 with a 3.56 ERA and seventh in the NL with 173 strikeouts. Nola's earned the win in three of his past four starts, a span that has seen him log 25.2 innings of work, fanning 28 and surrendering 9 earned runs.
Red Sox Lineup
Mookie Betts leads off for the Red Sox, followed by Rafael Devers who is fresh off a sensational week that netted him Player of the Week honors in the AL. Over his past eight games, Devers is an incredible 20-for-37 with four home runs, 14 RBI, 12 extra-base hits. He has the support of Xander Bogaerts, J.D. Martinez and Andrew Benintendi hitting behind him.
Swingman Brian Johnson will make his sixth start of the season. He has a 6.45 ERA in 11 games and has only pitched more than three innings once this season, so he'll likely make way to a long reliever before long. His last four appearances have all been starts, during which he's logged 12.1 innings of work, striking out eight batters and surrendering six runs.
The Red Sox are just 3-5 in interleague play this season, while the Phillies hold a respectable 8-5 record.