Marlins Vs. Phillies Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule, Probable Starters

The Philadelphia Phillies are back at .500 (71-71) for the first time since early June, and they'll look for their eighth straight win when they host the Marlins Wednesday afternoon.

The red-hot Phils will send Cliff Lee to the mound, in search of his sixth consecutive quality start. Over his last five starts, he has lowered his ERA from 3.85 to a respectable 3.50, while averaging almost eight strikeouts per start.

The Marlins will counter with Josh Johnson, who has rebounded nicely from an injury-shortened 2011 campaign in which he made just nine starts.

The surging Phillies are now just four games out of a wild-card spot, and they got their All-Star catcher Carlos Ruiz back on Tuesday. The Marlins will look to avoid a sweep on Wednesday.

The game is scheduled to start at 4:05 ET, and can be found on FSFL.

Read more on the Marlins at Fish Stripes and SB Nation Tampa Bay. Baseball Nation is your source for news and analysis around Major League Baseball.

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