Phillies play White Sox, aim to build on Nola’s strong performance
Philadelphia; Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT
LINE: Phillies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 9 1/2 runs
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia heads into the matchup after a strong showing by Aaron Nola. Nola threw seven innings, surrendering one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts against Chicago.
The Phillies are 34-25 on their home turf. Philadelphia has slugged .419 this season. Corey Dickerson leads the team with a mark of .547.
The White Sox are 20-33 on the road. Chicago is slugging .395 as a unit. Tim Anderson leads the team with a slugging percentage of .478. The Phillies won the last meeting 3-2. Aaron Nola earned his 10th victory and Rhys Hoskins went 1-for-3 with a home run and an RBI for Philadelphia. Ross Detwiler took his second loss for Chicago.
TOP PERFORMERS: Cesar Hernandez leads the Phillies with 116 hits and is batting .282. J.T. Realmuto is 12-for-43 with three doubles, four home runs and 10 RBIs over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Phillies: 6-4, .256 batting average, 3.00 ERA, outscored opponents by one run
White Sox: 2-8, .205 batting average, 3.80 ERA, outscored by 28 runs
Phillies Injuries: David Robertson: 60-day IL (elbow), Edubray Ramos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Pat Neshek: 60-day IL (hamstring), Adam Morgan: 10-day IL (hip), Tommy Hunter: 60-day IL (forearm), Jerad Eickhoff: 10-day IL (biceps), Seranthony Dominguez: 60-day IL (elbow), Victor Arano: 60-day IL (elbow), Andrew McCutchen: 60-day IL (knee), Jay Bruce: 10-day IL (oblique), Brad Miller: 10-day IL (hip).
White Sox Injuries: Carlos Rodon: 60-day IL (elbow), Michael Kopech: 60-day IL (elbow), Kelvin Herrera: 10-day IL (oblique), Carson Fulmer: 10-day IL (hamstring), Ryan Burr: 60-day IL (elbow), Manny Banuelos: 10-day IL (shoulder), Yoan Moncada: 10-day IL (hamstring).