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Phillies Open Series In Milwaukee Behind Hamels

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) --  After a lost weekend in Pittsburgh, the Phillies are hoping a change in scenery can help get them going as they open a four-game series tonight in Milwaukee.

The Phillies were swept by the Pirates, they finished with just 11 hits, total, for the three-game series. That sweep dropped the Phillies to 14 games under .500 at 37-51 and they are now 12 games out of first in National League East.

Cole Hamels will get the start tonight for the Phillies. The left-hander is just 2-5 this season, despite a 2.98 ERA.  last time out he lost to the Marlins, allowing three runs in five innings of work down in Florida. In his career, Hamels is 6-3 against Milwaukee in 11 regular season starts with a 3.93 ERA.

The Brewers lead the National League Central with a 52-37 record and tonight they will start right-hander Marco Estrada. He is 7-5 this season despite an ERA which checks in at 4.94.

Phillies line-up tonight vs. Estrada:

1. Ben Revere        CF

2. Andres Blanco    SS

3. Chase Utley        2B

4. Ryan Howard      1B

5. Marlon Byrd        RF

6. Cody Asche         3B

7. Domonic Brown   LF

8. Cameron Rupp     C

9. Cole Hamels         P

KYW's Matt Leon spoke with Corey Seidman of Phillies Nation about the Phils' struggles and tonight's series opener in Milwaukee.

Corey Seidman

You can follow Matt on Twitter @mattleonkyw.


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