The Philadelphia Phillies host the Atlanta Braves in MLB 2022 on Thursday, June 30 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+.
Ian Anderson will start on the mound for the Braves against right-hander Aaron Nola for the Phillies. Atlanta is 44-32 this season while Philadelphia is 39-37.
The Braves vs. Phillies game begins at 5:05 p.m. Central (6:05 p.m. Eastern) and will be streamed live on ESPN+, which is available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. Bally Sports South and NBC Sports Philadelphia will broadcast the game regionally.
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I GO MY WAY?
The Yankees and Astros will meet in a one-game series between AL division leaders at Minute Maid Park — it’s a make-up of a matchup postponed by the lockout.
Both teams were on flights from New York to Houston after wins in the Big Apple on Wednesday afternoon. Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton scored a 5-3 win over Oakland at Yankee Stadium; Justin Verlander and the Astros beat the NL East leaders 2-0 at Citi Field.
Houston left fielder Yordan Álvarez and shortstop Jeremy Peña were injured when they collided while running down a popup. Álvarez rode away on a cart and sat up, and Peña went back to the dugout. Both went to the clubhouse after the game and manager Dusty Baker said the team is awaiting medical reports.
Luis Garcia (5-5, 3.68 ERA), who beat the Yankees in his last game, starts for Houston against Luis Severino (4-2, 3.38 ERA). The clubs shared a four-game series in the Bronx last weekend.
It’ll be a short trip to Texas for the Yankees – they start a series Friday night in Cleveland. Houston is allowed to stay at home and welcome Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and the Angels this weekend.
NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Trea Turner, Freddie Freeman and the NL West leaders Dodgers open their longest home game of the season, an 11-game stint against San Diego, Colorado and the Cubs.
Joe Musgrove (8-1, 2.12 ERA) starts for the second-placed Padres against Mitch White (1-1, 4.25). Musgrove absorbed his only loss that year at his previous start, giving up six runs in six innings to Philadelphia.
Los Angeles is 20-12 at Dodger Stadium. The Padres are out 24-15.
“I know we (the division) are leading and they will come with some energy as we have seen. We have to keep up,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. “We have to play good baseball. Anyway, we still have a lot of baseball to play, but we definitely want to play our best baseball this series.
SO LONG, FOR A TIME
Luis Arraez and the Minnesota Twins wrap up a five-game streak in Cleveland with the last of eight duels in 10 days between AL Central’s top two teams. After that, they won’t see each other again until September.
Chris Archer (2-3, 3.14 ERA) starts for Minnesota against 2020 AL Cy Young Award winner Shane Bieber (3-4, 3.07). Archer is 0-7 with a 5.87 ERA in eight career starts against Cleveland.
Minnesota leads the division by two games over Cleveland after teams split the first four games of the series.
Josh Naylor hit a two-run, two-out homer in the 10th inning Wednesday night, ending a four-run rally that gave the Guardians an exciting 7-6 win. After rounding the bases, Naylor excitedly headbutted 63-year-old Cleveland manager Terry Francona, who was wearing a batting helmet.
“I don’t think you’re going to see a much more difficult game on a team,” Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said. “We have to find a way to end games.”
Star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. (bruising his left foot) will return to the Braves in Philadelphia and could play if Atlanta seeks a three-game sweep.
Acuña has missed the last three games after fouling a ball off his foot in Saturday’s win against the Dodgers. He stayed behind in Atlanta for treatment when the Braves traveled to Philadelphia.
The Braves are 21-5 in June, tying the team record for most wins in a calendar month since the club relocated from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. They’ll be looking to set a new mark when Ian Anderson (6-4, 4.60 ERA) pitches against Phillies right-hander Aaron Nola (4-5, 2.98).
The Brewers will see how center fielder Jonathan Davis feels a day after he crashed headlong into the padded wall in Tampa Bay and made a tremendous catch.
Davis ran at full speed and jumped back Wednesday in the second inning to catch Randy Arozarena’s drive. He remained prone for several minutes, holding his back, and left the game in the next inning with lower back and chest problems.
“Spectacular, scary … those two words,” Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell said. “He’s doing pretty well. he is sore He’s a good midfielder so I thought he had a chance but where the ball landed and how hard it was hit… for him to get there and put his health and body on the line is brilliant.
The Brewers open a series in Pittsburgh.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.