Phillies-Athletics preview

Phillies at Athletics, 10:05, McAfee Coliseum, Oakland. TV: Comcast SportsNet. Radio: WPHT (1210-AM); WUBA (1480-AM) Spanish.

Phillies RHP Kyle Kendrick (6-3, 5.06) vs. Athletics LHP Greg Smith (4-5, 3.51).

Phillies update: Kendrick is coming off his second-shortest outing of the season, having allowed six runs in just 3 innings of a 7-4 loss to the Red Sox. Before that, he hadn't lost since April 16 ... Kendrick has never faced the Athletics ... The Phillies are 11-4 in games Kendrick starts ... Lefties are hitting .338 against Kendrick; righties are hitting .250 ... Kendrick is 3-1 with a 5.06 ERA in eight road starts.

Athletics update: Smith is a 24-year-old rookie from Louisiana ... The A's are 8-6 in Smith's appearances this season ... Smith is 1-1 with a 3.31 ERA in his last three starts ... Righties are hitting .245 off Smith. Lefties are hitting just .179 ... No A's hitters have faced Kendrick before.