The Philadelphia Phillies, playing very well as of late, have five consecutive games and six of their last seven. At 20-19, their record is above .500 for the first time since being 1-0, after opening day. On Friday, they'll look to continue their hot play, as they host the Boston Red Sox in an interleague game.
The Red Sox come into Friday's action equally as hot as the Phillies – they've won six of their last seven games.
Daniel Bard will oppose Cole Hamels in the first game of a three-game set. Bard is 3-4 on the season with an ERA over four. The reliever-turned-starter has seen a significant change in his numbers. His fastball is down from 97 to 93 miles per hour, and his strikeouts are down, as a result.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:05, and the game will be televised on MLB Network.