The Phillies (65-53) saw their momentum of six wins out of seven games halted on Saturday night, as they suffered a humbling 8-1 loss to the Twins. Taijuan Walker set the tone with three walks in the opening inning, on his way to matching a career-high of six overall. At least the Phillies maintain a decent hold on a wild card spot, although nothing can -- or will -- be taken for granted. Now they will attempt to take the rubber match on Sunday afternoon, to make it four series wins in a row.
Probable starting pitchers
- Ranger Suárez (2-5) has endured a challenging year to date, with his season not starting until mid-May due to injury. He's projected to have his least-productive campaign since becoming a regular starter in 2021, with a 3.96 ERA and 1.429 WHIP. In fairness though, Suárez has started August looking closer to the pitcher the Phillies saw during Game 3 of last year's World Series. Last time out he allowed six hits, a couple of walks and two runs in 5.2 innings versus the Nationals.
- Sonny Gray (5-5) is having a fine season in Minnesota, with a team-high 3.4 WAR and leading all regular starters with a 3.18 ERA. He was named to his third All-Star Game and leads the Majors with just 0.3 home runs per nine innings. Gray is not pitching quite as well as earlier in the season, but overall he is a dependable, quality starter for the Twins. His previous start was a mixed bag as he allowed seven hits and three runs (two earned) in 6.0 innings and was tagged with the loss, but also gave up no walks and struck out 10.
Philadelphia Phillies starting lineup, August 13
- 1. LF Kyle Schwarber
- 2. 1B Alec Bohm
- 3. DH Bryce Harper
- 4. RF Nick Castellanos
- 5. 2B Bryson Stott
- 6. SS Trea Turner
- 7. 1B Jake Cave
- 8. C Garrett Stubbs
- 9. CF Johan Rojas
Minnesota Twins starting lineup, August 13
- 1. DH Donovan Solano
- 2. 3B Jorge Polanco
- 3. LF Jordan Luplow
- 4. C Ryan Jeffers
- 5. 1B Christian Vázquez
- 6. RF Matt Wallner
- 7. SS Kyle Farmer
- 8. CF Michael A. Taylor
- 9. 2B Edouard Julien
What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on today?
- Game time - 1:35 pm ET
- NBCSP will have the Phillies broadcast.
- The Twins broadcast will be on Bally Sports North.
How do I stream the Philadelphia Phillies game today?
How can I listen to the Philadelphia Phillies game today?
- The Phillies broadcast will be on 94 WIP and WTTM 1680.
- Twins fans can tune into the game on TIBN, WCCO, 102.9 The Wolf and Audacy.