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Phillies Open Series with Marlins in South Florida

Jul 4, 2011, 5:01 PM EDT

Philadelphia Phillies face the Florida Marlins in the opener of a three game set. Vance Worley faces Ricky Nolasco. Shane Victorino is out with an injury (swollen thumb).
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The Phils open their penultimate series before the All Star break on the road tonight in Florida. Vance Worley, fresh off his impressive performance against the Red Sox, takes the mound for the Phils.

Right hander Ricky Nolasco gets the start for the Marlins. Nolasco went the distance in his most recent start, surrendering just five hits en route to picking up the win against Oakland.

Shane Victorino, who leads the Final Vote race for the final spot on the National League All Star team, is out of the lineup with a swollen right thumb. He suffered the injury yesterday against the Blue Jays when he fell awkwardly after making a catch in center. Michael Martinez will take his place tonight.

Charlie Manuel’s lineup looks like this:

Rollins SS, Polanco 3B, Utley 2B, Howard 1B, Ibanez LF, Brown RF, Schneider C, Martinez CF, Worley P.

Gametime is 6:10  

Photo Credit: Howard Smith, US Presswire