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Phillies Vs. Astros Lineups: Cole Hamels On The Mound

The Philadelphia Phillies face the Houston Astros in game two of a three-game series on Friday night at 8:05 p.m. ET. Cole Hamels is on the mound for the Phillies. The Astros counter with Edgar Gonzalez.

The Phillies lost ground in the NL Wild Card race on Thursday night when they blew a late one-run lead to the Astros. Philadelphia now finds itself four games back of the St. Louis Cardinals with 18 to play.

Two of the teams ahead of the Phillies in the standings, the Dodgers and Cardinals, face off tonight. So with a win, they will draw closer to one of those teams.

Full lineups for both teams:

Phillies

1. Jimmy Rollins SS

2. Juan Pierre LF

3. Chase Utley 2B

4. Ryan Howard 1B

5. Carlos Ruiz C

6. Domonic Brown RF

7. John Mayberry CF

8. Kevin Frandsen 3B

9. Cole Hamels P

Astros

1. Jose Altuve 2B

2. Brandon Barnes CF

3. Brett Wallace 1B

4. Justin Maxwell LF

5. Jed Lowrie SS

6. Matt Dominguez 3B

7. Matt Downs RF

8. Chris Snyder C

9. Edgar Gonzalez P

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