The Boston Red Sox take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-game set split between Fenway Park and Citizens Bank Park.
The Boston Red Sox (34-28) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (21-40) in a rare home-and-home series. The first two games will take place at Fenway Park before the series shifts to Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia for two more.
Boston enters the day four games behind the New York Yankees in the AL East after taking two out of three from the Detroit Tigers over the weekend. Their 19-11 record at Fenway gives them the third highest home winning percentage in the league but they have dipped below .500 on the road at 15-17.
Philadelphia has lost five straight and remain in the basement of the NL East. The Philies have played passable baseball at home, where they are 12-14 this season. However, their 9-26 road record is the worst in the majors. Only the San Diego Padres have a worse run differential than Philadelphia’s -79.
With the Yankees embarking on a seven-game west coast road trip, a series against the lowly Phillies provides the Red Sox with an excellent opportunity to gain some ground in the division. Boston has been doing a great job of putting away bad teams this season and this series should be no exception.