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Friday, July 12th (All times Eastern)

Chicago White Sox (36-53) at Philadelphia Phillies (46-47), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Chicago - John Danks (2-6, 4.31) Philadelphia - Jonathan Pettibone (5-3, 3.84)

(Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Phillies are enjoying their current homestand and hope the success continues when they open a three-game series versus the Chicago White Sox Friday from Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies are 5-2 on the homestand and have won seven of their last 10 games overall. They just took three of four matchups with the NL East-rival Washington Nationals and completed the set with Thursday's 3-1 win behind seven solid innings from Kyle Kendrick, who allowed one run and bounced back from two rough starts. He ended a personal two-game slide and gave up 10 runs over that span.

"We scored runs when we needed to. I knew they had their horse throwing tonight, so I had to keep the game close and give us a chance to win. I was able to do that, and our guys put up some big runs when we needed to," Kendrick said.

Kevin Frandsen delivered a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh inning and Ben Revere added two hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who are 1 1/2 games behind Washington for second in the NL East and 7 1/2 games in back of Atlanta. Revere is riding a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .441 with seven RBI and 26 hits in his last 14 games.

Jonathan Pettibone will try to keep the Phillies rolling when he takes the mound Friday. He has won back-to-back starts, allowing just one run in each, and threw 5 1/3 innings against Atlanta in Sunday's 7-3 win. The young right- hander is 5-3 in 15 starts with a 3.84 earned run average.

Pettibone will face the White Sox for the first time and is 3-1 in eight home starts.

Chicago took two of three meetings at Detroit after losing four in a row and is coming off Thursday's 6-3 victory at Comerica Park. Chris Sale earned the win by holding the Tigers to three runs in 6 2/3 innings. He did allow 10 hits, but struck out eight batters.

Josh Phegley hit his first career grand slam, while Alejandro De Aza had a solo homer among three hits and two runs scored. The benches cleared in the sixth inning when White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez charged the mound after Tigers reliever Luke Putkonen threw a pitch behind him. No punches were thrown.

"It's just baseball, guys," Tigers catcher Brayan Pena said. "It's going to happen."

The White Sox are last in the AL Central and trail the division-leading Tigers by 13 games.

John Danks gets the call for Chicago Friday and he is 2-6 with a 4.31 earned run average in nine starts. He has lost four of his last five outings and allowed three runs over seven innings in Sunday's 3-1 loss at Tampa Bay.

Danks, a left-hander, has lost all five of his road assignments this season and has faced the Phillies once in his career, allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings back on June 13, 2007 in an 8-4 loss.

The Phillies swept a three-game series with Chicago from June 11-13, 2007.

07/12 10:53:18 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
2nd
MIA 52
BOS 42
 
Half
BRK 53
DET 51
 
2nd
SAC 50
LAL 51
 
Half
ORL 42
PHI 37
 
2nd
WAS 49
PHO 50
 
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MIN
IND
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OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Half
UGA 41
SHU 22
 
1st
ALA 21
APP 24
 
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KSU
NDST
 
1st
WASU 0
SJST 2
 
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UTEP
ALCOR
 
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SEAT
SACST
 
2nd
DET 0
COL 0
 
2nd
EDM 3
DAL 2
 
1st
BOS 0
BUF 0
 
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NYR
CAR
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CHI
TOR
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WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
4th
STL 20
NYG 37
 
4th
OAK 19
BUF 17
 
4th
DAL 42
IND 7
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA