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Rangers Vs. Phillies: Interleague Play Opens Up As Texas Heads To Philly

The Texas Rangers open up interleague play on Friday night as they head to Philadelphia to take on the reigning Cy Young winner Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies.

C.J. Wilson gets the start for the Rangers tonight - the first game in a National League stadium for the Rangers this year. Wilson has been good this year, pitching to the tune of a 4-2 record with a 3.38 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 50 strikeouts in 61.1 innings of work. Ever since his 12 strikeout complete game against Seattle on May 4, Wilson has walked more batters than he has struck out (nine walks to four strikeouts), spanning two starts. Wilson will have to be more efficient on Friday against Halladay.

Halladay, of course, is Roy Halladay. There's not much to be said on him. Though he has only a 5-3 record, Halladay has been excellent this year, with a 2.21 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 73 strikeouts against just 11 walks. Further, Halladay has four complete games in nine starts this year and is poised to make a run at his second consecutive Cy Young award.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET, 6:05 CDT.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.