Myers, Schilling duel at Fenway

Myers aims to shut down streaking Red Sox

Of the six former World Series MVPs pitching in the Majors, the Phillies have faced five this year: Tom Glavine, Livan Hernandez, Mariano Rivera, Randy Johnson and Josh Beckett.

On Saturday, Philadelphia will face the sixth -- former Phillies ace Curt Schilling -- when it takes on Boston in the second game of a three-game set. Schilling was named co-MVP with Johnson in the 2001 World Series for Arizona.

The Phillies send Brett Myers -- the man who outdueled Johnson in his last outing -- to the mound Saturday. Myers threw 124 pitches Monday against the Yankees, escaping frequent trouble to allow two runs in his 6 2/3 innings.

Myers was arrested early Friday morning and charged with domestic assault and battery for allegedly hitting his wife in the face in Boston. Myers was released on bail and will start on his normal day in the rotation.

"He's been our best pitcher," general manager Pat Gillick said. "I think it's in the best interests of the club that he pitches [Saturday]."

Schilling, who was with the Phillies from 1992-99, is making his third try at his 10th win of the season. The right-hander is 9-2 and has pitched well in his last two outings, giving up just three runs in 14 innings, but has received two no-decisions.

Pitching matchup
PHI: RHP Brett Myers (5-3, 3.77 ERA)
He allowed six runs (two earned) in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to Boston on May 20.

BOS: RHP Curt Schilling (9-2, 3.55 ERA)
He leads the Red Sox in innings, strikeouts and wins.

Player to watch
Pat Burrell, who will likely serve as the designated hitter, is 5-for-15 with two home runs in his career against Schilling.

On the Internet
 MLB.TV
 Gameday Audio
•  Gameday
•  Official game notes

On television
• FOX

On radio
• WPHT 1210 AM

Up next
• Sunday: Phillies (RHP Cory Lidle, 4-6, 5.00) at Red Sox (RHP Tim Wakefield, 5-8, 3.82), 2:05 p.m. ET
• Tuesday: Phillies (LHP Cole Hamels, 1-3, 4.41) at Orioles (LHP Erik Bedard, 7-6, 5.09), 7:05 p.m. ET
• Wednesday: Phillies (TBA) at Orioles (RHP Kris Benson, 8-5, 4.06)

Zachary Levine is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.