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Phillies-White Sox postponed; will play two on Saturday

The SportsXchange

PHILADELPHIA -- Friday's interleague game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago White Sox was postponed due to inclement weather. A day-night doubleheader is scheduled for Saturday. The originally scheduled 4:05 p.m. game will be pushed up an hour to 3:05 p.m., and the nightcap will begin at 8:15 p.m.

The first game will feature Friday's expected starters, with Jonathan Pettibone (5-3, 3.84) of the Phillies opposing John Danks (2-6, 4.31) of the White Sox. In the second game, John Lannan (2-3, 4.23) will take the mound for Philadelphia, while Hector Santiago (3-5, 3.49) will go for Chicago.

Neither team will be able to add a 26th man to the roster because the doubleheader was not scheduled 48 hours in advance.

White Sox manager Robin Ventura said rookie catcher Josh Phegley will likely start the first game, with Tyler Flowers catching the second game. Phegley, who hit a grand slam in Chicago's win over Detroit on Thursday, has hit three home runs in his first five major-league games and is 4-for-20 (.200) at the plate.

Following Saturday's twinbill, the teams will wrap up the three-game series on Sunday afternoon before the All-Star break begins Monday.

NOTES: The Phillies and White Sox have played each other just nine times, with the Phillies holding a 5-4 advantage in the all-time series. They last met in 2007, when the Phillies swept a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. ... Phillies 1B Darin Ruf has had a hit in each of his first six games since being called up to the majors on July 6. He's 6-for-16 with two doubles and a homer. ... White Sox LHP John Danks is 0-5 with a 6.43 ERA in five road starts. ... Phillies 2B Chase Utley was not in Friday's original lineup for the first time since coming off the disabled list on June 21. He's started 20 straight games. ... White Sox RHP Brian Omogrosso was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game, retroactive to June 29, with a right triceps strain. ... Phillies CF Ben Revere has hit safely in nine straight games and 13 of 14. Since May 1, Revere has raised his average from .200 to .304. ... Both the Phillies and White Sox are 5-9 in interleague play this season. ... Chicago is 6-20 in its last 26 road games, while the Phillies have won five of seven in the midst of a 10-game homestand.

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