The Philadelphia Phillies look to continue their hot start to the second half of the season as they welcome in the NL West leading San Fransisco Giants for game one of a three game series at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies currently sit 13.5 games behind the NL East leading Washington Nationals and 10 games behind the Atlanta Braves for the last Wild Card position. The Giants have a 2.5 game lead in the NL West over the Los Angeles Dodgers
Philadelphia will send out Vance Worley (5-5, 3.47 ERA) for Friday's series opener, looking to build off of his last start against the Colorado Rockies. Worley got the win against the Rockies when he gave up eight hits and just two earned runs in 6-2/3 innings of work.
The Giants will counter with Tim Lincecum (3-10, 5.93 ERA), who arguably had his best start of the year against the Astros on July 14. While he didn't factor in the decision, Lincecum pitched eight innings of shut out ball, only giving up five hits and striking out 11.
Take a look here at the game schedule and broadcast information:
Date/Time: Friday, July 20, 7:05 p.m. ET
Location: Citizens Bank Park
Online streaming: MLB.tv
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