How to Watch Phillies vs. Red Sox: Live Stream or on TV

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How to Watch Phillies vs. Red Sox: Live Stream or on TV


The Philadelphia Phillies (15-17), led by Nicholas Castellanos, host Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox (19-14) at 7:05 PM ET on Friday in a series opener.

If you’re intending to watch this game, keep reading for TV and streaming options for the Philadelphia-Boston matchup.

When is Phillies vs. Red Sox and when does it start?

This matchup between the Phillies and Red Sox will happen on Friday, May 5, 2023. You should expect the opening pitch at 7:05 PM ET.

Where to watch Phillies vs. Red Sox

The Phillies and Red Sox will take to the diamond at Citizens Bank Park for this matchup on May 5, and if you would like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on NBCS-PH.

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Phillies vs. Red Sox Game Preview

Phillies Stats, Odds & Insights

The Phillies have gone 10-7 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 58.8% of those games).

Philadelphia is 15th in MLB action with 35 home runs. They average 1.1 per game.

The Phillies are eighth in baseball, slugging .433.

Philadelphia has the 27th-ranked team ERA across all MLB pitching staffs (5.13).

Pitchers for the Phillies combine for the 24th-ranked WHIP in MLB (1.382).

Red Sox Stats, Odds & Insights

The Red Sox have entered the game as underdogs 19 times this season and won 10, or 52.6%, of those games.

Boston’s 46 home runs rank fifth in Major League Baseball.

Fueled by 122 extra-base hits, the Red Sox rank third in MLB with a .464 slugging percentage this season.

Boston has pitched to a 4.87 ERA this season, which ranks 23rd in baseball.

Red Sox pitchers have a 1.339 WHIP this season, 20th in the majors.

Phillies Starter Recent Performance: Zack Wheeler

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
at Astros Apr. 29 6.0 3 0 0 7 1
vs. Rockies Apr. 23 6.0 3 3 3 11 3
at White Sox Apr. 18 5.0 8 4 4 5 0
vs. Marlins Apr. 12 6.0 3 1 1 6 3
vs. Reds Apr. 7 5.1 5 2 2 5 3

Red Sox Starter Recent Performance: Chris Sale

Opponent Date IP H R ER K BB
vs. Guardians Apr. 30 6.1 3 1 1 5 0
at Orioles Apr. 24 5.0 9 5 5 0 1
vs. Twins Apr. 18 6.0 3 1 1 11 2
at Rays Apr. 12 4.0 7 6 5 6 2
at Tigers Apr. 6 5.0 4 3 3 7 3

Phillies Key Players to Watch

Zack Wheeler makes the start for the Phillies, his seventh of the season. He is 3-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 41 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings pitched.

In his last appearance on Saturday, the right-hander went six scoreless innings against the Houston Astros while surrendering three hits.

The 32-year-old has amassed a 3.86 ERA and 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings across six games this season, while allowing a batting average of .234 to opposing hitters.

Castellanos is batting .309 with four home runs and 20 RBI for Philadelphia this season.

Alec Bohm is a key run producer for Philadelphia with a .269 average, three homers and 23 RBI.

Brandon Marsh is batting .326 to lead Philadelphia, while adding four homers and 14 runs batted in this season.

Red Sox Key Players to Watch

Chris Sale (2-2) will take to the mound for the Red Sox and make his seventh start of the season.

The left-hander gave up one earned run and allowed three hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched against the Cleveland Guardians on Sunday.

The 34-year-old has pitched in six games this season with an ERA of 6.75, a 3.5 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.466.

Devers paces the Red Sox with 11 home runs and 31 runs batted in.

Masataka Yoshida has a club-high .317 batting average.

Alex Verdugo is batting .315 with nine doubles, a triple, five home runs and 11 walks.

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