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Game 55: Red Sox at Phillies

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 30, 2013 02:30 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (32-22)
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Daniel Nava RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz 1B
Mike Carp LF
Stephen Drew SS
Jarrod Saltalamacchia C
Jose Iglesias 3B
Franklin Morales LHP (season debut)

Ben Revere CF
Cesar Hernandez 2B
Jimmy Rollins SS
Delmon Young RF
Domonic Brown LF
Kevin Fransden 1B
Erik Kratz C
Freddy Galvis 3B
Jonathan Pettibone RHP (3-0, 3.21).

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, MLB Network / WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Pettibone: No history.

Phillies vs. Morales: Howard 0-8, Rollins 2-7, Young 2-4, Frandsen 2-2, Revere 1-2, Brown 0-1, Galvis 1-1, Mayberry 0-1, Nix 0-1.

Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are 162-124 in interleague games, 117-66 since the start of the 2003 season.

Notes: Morales hasn't pitched in a major league game since Aug. 23. He was shut down then because of shoulder pain. Then a back injury caused him to start the season on the disabled list. Now he enters the rotation after making five starts in the minor leagues. Morales could be limited today. The longest he went in the minors was five innings and 77 pitches on May 23. Morales is 1-0, 0.96 against Philadelphia in his career, all at Citizens Bank Park. But that encompasses only 9.1 innings and seven of those were from 2007-09. ... Pettibone is a 22-year-old rookie making his eighth start. Tonight marks the sixth time this year that Boston has faced a rookie starter. The previous five have combined for an 11.65 ERA (22 ER/17.0 IP), allowing 38 hits. None of the five lasted longer than five innings and two failed to pitch out of the third inning. But the Sox were only 3-2 in those games. ... Ortiz is making his first start in the field since last June. He played seven games at first base last season. Since the start of 2005, David Ortiz has 19 homers in 169 at-bats while playing first base. ... Ellsbury's last nine games: 13 of 36 (.361) with five walks and six RBIs. That has raised his batting average from .241 to .260 and his on-base percentage from .303 to .325. ... Iglesias is 7 of 18 since returning to the majors. ... Brown is 4 for 12 with four home and five RBIs in three games against the Red Sox this week. ... The Sox have allowed 10 home runs in the last four games.

Song of the Day: "Over and Over Again (Lost and Found)" by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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