Phillies battle Yankees again at Citizens Bank Park

Matt Leon
June 26, 2018 - 3:17 pm
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta (49) pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies will continue their series with the New York Yankees Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phils dropped the opener in this series Monday night, 4-2. Vince Velasquez pitched well but took the loss after allowing two runs in six innings. 

At the plate, the Phillies finished with just three hits, including a solo home run off the bat of Maikel Franco.

Jake Arrieta will get the start on the mound Tuesday for the Phillies. He is 5-5 with a 3.42 ERA. He got a no-decision in his last start against the Cardinals, allowing three runs in four innings of work. Arrieta has made eight starts against the Yankees in his career, going 3-1 in those appearances with a 3.83 ERA.

Luis Severino will be on the mound for the Yankees. The 24-year-old right-hander has been magnificent for the Yankees this season with an 11-2 record and a 2.24 ERA.

Phillies are 41-35 on the season, good for second place in the National League East. The Yankees are 51-25 — that's the best record in all of Major League Baseball.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer about last night's Phillies loss, Jake Arrieta and the state of the bullpen for the Phils.

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