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Why the Phillies can pay on the MLB linesPhiladelphia may have been caught looking ahead to this interleague series in getting outscored 16-6 in the last three games at Cincinnati. The Phillies had won three in a row prior to their losing streak, and they should be primed to rebound with All-Star Aaron Nola (12-3, 2.42 ERA) on the hill. The 25-year-old righty has not earned a win since July 9 but has not pitched poorly in his last two starts, allowing five runs and nine hits in 11 innings with three walks and 10 strikeouts. Nola is 4-3 on the road this year with a 2.86 ERA but has limited opposing batters to a .190 average in 11 outings away from home. Why the Red Sox can pay on the MLB linesBoston is the best team in baseball right now [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-yan-gomes-jersey]http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-yan-gomes-jersey[/url] , and it is not even close. Whether the Red Sox can maintain this sizzling pace remains to be seen, but they are a force to be reckoned with for the time being.Opposing Nola will be former AL Cy Young Award winner David Price (11-6, 4.17), who is coming off one of his best starts of the season. Carlos Osorio/Associated PressThe 32-year-old southpaw blanked the Detroit Tigers for 6.1 innings on July 20, scattering four hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Price did throw 14 pitches in a suspended game on Wednesday to follow it up, but that should not affect him here.Smart betting pickBoston has dominated interleague play over the past year, going 18-2 in its last 20 games against NL foes. Coincidentally, one of the two losses came at Philadelphia 1-0 on June 15 [url=http://www.indiansfanproshop.com/authentic-kenny-lofton-jersey]Kenny Lofton Jersey[/url] , 2017. The Phillies are 9-4 in their previous 13 interleague games, which is pretty solid as well, and they will have the better pitcher on the mound. 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Right-hander Zach Eflin will be on the mound for Philadelphia.The Phillies, who haven’t won any of their last seven series, beat the Cubs 2-1 on an Asdrubal Cabrera walk-off homer in Friday night’s opener. Philadelphia (72-62) narrowed its deficit to two games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East after the victory.Article continues below ...Despite the Friday loss, the Cubs (79-55) have still won eight of their last 10 games. Their lead was four games over the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central after Friday’s loss.Hendricks was part of the Cubs’ recent success in his last outing, throwing seven scoreless innings against the Cincinnati Reds while giving up just two hits. 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