Phillies battle Dodgers again Tuesday behind Nola

Matt Leon
July 24, 2018 - 2:39 pm
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Aaron Nola (27) follows through on a pitch during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citizens Bank Park.

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Phillies will continue their series with the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phils will be looking to bounce back after losing the opener in this series Monday night, 7-6. The Phillies lost despite hitting four home runs, including a pair by third baseman Maikel Franco.

Aaron Nola will get the start on the mound for the Phillies. This will be his first appearance since throwing a scoreless inning in last week's All-Star Game. 

Nola has a record of 12-3 and an ERA of 2.30. He has made two career starts against the Dodgers, winning both. One of those appearances came this year out in Los Angeles. Back on May 31, Nola allowed a run on just two hits in seven innings, earning a 2-1 win.

The Dodgers will start right-hander Kenta Maeda, who is 7-5 with a 3.12 ERA.

The Phillies come into Tuesday's game 55-44. The Dodgers are 56-44.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer about the Phils, which you can listen to below.

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