Kyle Kendrick and Chad Billingsley square off in a battle of 22-year-old unbeatens when the Phillies and Dodgers wrap up their series today at 3:10 p.m. ET.
Pitching matchup: Kendrick (4-0, 3.82 ERA) continues to pile on the quality starts. The unheralded rookie has lasted at least six innings in all six of his starts, holding opponents to three or fewer runs in five of them. This is the third time he’s been paired against a ballyhooed young starter. He outlasted the Reds’ Homer Bailey on June 26 and the Mets' Mike Pelfrey July 1. Today he’s matched against Billingsley (6-0, 3.29 ERA), the Dodgers first-round pick in the 2003 draft.
Lineups are set: Abraham Nunez gets his first start since July 2. Carlos Ruiz is back behind the plate. [Live Boxscore].