Game 20 Preview: Quest for .500 continues with Burnett on mound

Cliff Lee led the Phillies to a series opening win in Los Angeles to help even up the road trip and get the Phils off on the right foot in their new series.

Once again, the Phillies (9-10) have a chance to reach that elusive .500 mark. The Los Angeles Dodgers (12-8) look to bounce back from a tough night on Monday. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m.

A.J. Burnett (2-2, 4.00 ERA) gets the start for the Phillies. Burnett pitched seven shutout innings in his last start, allowing three hits in a no-decision against the Braves in a game the Phillies would win 1-0. In 10 career starts against the Dodgers, Burnett is 4-4 with a 3.73 ERA. At Dodger Stadium, he is 1-4 with a 4.15 ERA.

The Phillies will face right-hander Hyun-jin Ryu (0-1, 4.97 ERA). Ryu also pitched seven shutout innings in his last start, allowing four hits in a win over the Giants. In his only career start against the Phillies, Ryu pitched seven innings allowing two runs in a no-decision. At Dodger Stadium, he is 7-5 with a 2.82 ERA.

Game notes, lineups and more are available after the jump.

Game Notes:

  • Ben Revere is 3-for-3 with two doubles in his career against Hyun-jin Ryu.
  • The Phillies are 14-8 in their last 22 games against the Dodgers in Los Angeles. Since the 2012 season, the Phillies are just 5-10 against the Dodgers.
  • Monday's win was the first for a Phillies starting pitcher since Cliff Lee won on April 5 in Chicago. Additionally, it was just the third time the Phillies won when getting more than six innings out of their starting pitcher.

Phillies lineup

  1. Ben Revere CF
  2. Jimmy Rollins SS
  3. Marlon Byrd RF
  4. Ryan Howard 1B
  5. Carlos Ruiz C
  6. Domonic Brown LF
  7. Jayson Nix 3B
  8. Freddy Galvis 2B
  9. A.J. Burnett P

A.J. Burnett will start tonight's game.

Dodgers lineup

  1. Carl Crawford LF
  2. Yasiel Puig RF
  3. Hanley Ramirez SS
  4. Adrian Gonzalez 1B
  5. Matt Kemp CF
  6. Juan Uribe 3B
  7. Dee Gordon 2B
  8. Tim Federowicz C
  9. Hyun-jin Ryu P

Hyun-jin Ryu will start tonight's game.

Radio: 94 WIP/1210 WPHT

Kevin Durso is a contributor for Philliedelphia. Follow him on twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.

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