Phillies (65-39) vs. Pirates (54-49), 7:05 on CSN
Phillies: Roy Halladay (12-4, 2.55) worked eight innings against San Diego on Sunday, yielding three runs (two earned) and eight hits. Halladay has made four career starts against Pittsburgh, yielding a total of five runs in 31 innings. He held the Pirates to two runs in seven innings in a 7-3 win at Pittsburgh on June 5.
Pirates: Charlie Morton (8-5, 3.69) has not gone more than 5 13 innings in any of his last six starts. He pitched 5 13 on Sunday against the Cardinals, giving up three runs and matching his season high with five walks. The Phils have lit up Morton in four career games against the righty, who is 1-2 with a 7.11 ERA vs. Philly.
The Phillies have lost back-to-back games for the first time in a month and a half. After taking their series opener against the Giants, they dropped consecutive games on Wednesday and Thursday. The Pirates, meanwhile, split their four-game set with the Braves in which two games were delayed by rain and the other two went extra innings.
The Phillies lost two of three in Pittsburgh in early June. That series, and this one, are the only times the teams face each other this year.
Carlos Ruiz has hit safely in seven of his last eight games. Shane Victorino has hit in six of his last seven contests. For Pittsburgh, Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 with a homer on Thursday, while Neil Walker is 7-for-16 with two walks in his last three games.
Halladay is trying to become the NL's first 13-game winner. ... The Phillies have won nine straight home starts by Halladay. ... Overall, Halladay is 7-1 with a 2.44 ERA at home. ... Philadelphia has lost six of its last eight games vs. Pittsburgh, but the Phillies are 11-2 in their last 13 home games against the Pirates.