Game 40: The Red Sox Are Coming

Cole Hamels gets the start as the Phillies begin a three-game series against the Red Sox. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

South Philadelphia will have a distinct Boston flavor. The Phillies host the Boston Red Sox in tonight’s beginning of a weekend series at Citizens Bank Park. Across the street, the 76ers and Boston Celtics will play Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal.

Both the Phillies and Red Sox are in last place, but in much better position than a week ago.

The Philies (20-19) have won five in a row, while Boston (18-20) has won six of its last seven.

Charlie Manuel is suspended for the game after his ejection with umpire Bob Davidson on Tuesday.

Here is the Phillies lineup

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Juan Pierre, LF

3. Shane Victorino, CF

4. Hunter Pence, RF

5. Carlos Ruiz, C

6. Ty Wigginton, 3B

7. John Mayberry Jr., 1B

8. Freddy Galvis, 2B

9. Cole Hamels, P