INTERLEAGUE PLAY BEGINS
2009 is the 13th season of interleague play between the American League and National League. A total of 252 interleague games will be played this season.
The A. L. has won the season-series five straight seasons and holds a 1,536-1,420 lead. The Yankees have the best overall record, 123-87.
For the Phillies, it starts Friday night in the new Yankee Stadium. Next month, the Phillies will host the Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles before visiting the Tampa Bay Rays and Blue Jays.
All-Time Record: 90-109 Best year: 1999 (11-7) Worst year: 2008 (4-11) Total home runs: 227, second in NL to Mets' 228
Vs. Yankees: 8-10
At Veterans Stadium: 6-3 At Citizens Bank Park: 1-2 At Yankee Stadium: 1-5 (1998, 2000)
Winning pitcher at Yankee Stadium: Dave Coggin (10-8 on 7/17/00).
Home runs at Yankee Stadium: Rico Brogna (2), Bobby Abreu (2), Mike Lieberthal (2), Pat Burrell, Brian Hunter, Ron Gant, Jon Zuber, Scott Rolen, Mark Lewis.
Yankee Stadium, Career, Pitchers: Jamie Moyer (6-5), Chan Ho Park (2-0), Brad Lidge (1-0), Scott Eyre (0-1), Chad Durbin (0-1), Joe Blanton (0-1).
Yankee Stadium, Career, Hitters: Pedro Feliz (.500, 2-4), Greg Dobbs (.333, 1-3), Raul Ibanez (.263, 35-133; 3 HR, 18 RBI), Matt Stairs (.238, 30-126; 7 HR, 26 RBI).
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