On To Boston

=A bases-loaded, broken-bat dribbler of about 40 feet from a .091 hitter turned into a disaster for Cole and the Phillies yesterday in the seventh inning. When the inning ended, Cole was in the dugout and behind 5-0 (two unearned runs).

In losing his career-high fifth straight (all this month), Cole once again got no support from the offense. While he’s in the game this year, they’ve scored 21 times. Phillies lone run came in the eight on a balk.

Team flew to Boston after the game and will face the Red Sox, fresh from sweeping three from Cleveland, for four games. First two are in Fenway Park and the last two at Citizens Bank Park.

It won’t a reunion for Victorino as Shane is on the DL. Boston’s best pitcher, Buchholz (7-0), was scratched from starting tonight with a collarbone injury.

Phillies are 5-10 in interleague play this year, 7-13 in Fenway Park and 20-29 against the Red Sox overall. DH will be in effect the first two games.

Trivia Question
What do the Rangers, Orioles, Rays, Twins, Blue Jays, Astros, Pirates, Braves, Rockies, Marlins, Giants and Padres have in common?

No complete games.

What do all 15 games yesterday have in common?

No complete games.

Minor League Report (weekend edition)
**Lehigh Valley swept 3 from Norfolk to stretch its winning streak to 6. IronPigs stole 13 bases, had four caught stealing and two runners picked off in 3 games. 2B Cesar Hernandez stole 3, giving him 15. Jacob Diekman saved two games, #6-7. Darrin Ruf, mired in a 3-29 spell, missed all three games with a jammed thumb.

**Reading lost 2 of 3 at Harrisburg. Seth Rosin (3-3) was Saturday’s winner, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 5 SO, 6 IP. Jesse Biddle (3-4) lost on Sunday; had 2 of Reading’s 6 hits.

**Clearwater ended a three-game losing streak with a 7-5 win on Sunday at Brevard County. 3B Maikel Franco hit his 10th homer on Saturday.

**Lakewood was swept in West Virginia as losing streak reached 5 games. SS Ramon Quinn, 5-11, with 23rd-24th steals.

This Date
May 27, 1986–LHP Steve Carlton makes his 666th start to break LHP Warren Spahn’s NL record in a 6-2 win over San Francisco.

Visit http://www.phillies.com/alumni for more Phlasbacks for this week.

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