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Wednesday, April 24th (All times eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (11-9) at Philadelphia Phillies (9-12), 7:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Wandy Rodriguez (2-0, 0.56) Philadelphia - Roy Halladay (2-2, 6.04)

(Sports Network) - Wandy Rodriguez has been practically untouchable. Roy Halladay was the opposite early on, but seems to have found his groove again.

The two hurlers go head-to-head Wednesday in the third test of a four-game series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies from Citizens Bank Park.

Rodriguez has made three starts so far this season, going 2-0 with a microscopic 0.56 earned run average over 16 innings. He has scattered five hits in that time and his strikeouts-to-walks ratio is 11-to-1. Rodriguez tossed seven scoreless innings in a 6-0 win versus Atlanta on Friday and the Pirates have outscored the opposition, 14-3, when he starts.

The Dominican left-hander is 2-2 with a 5.11 ERA in six career games (4 starts) against Philadelphia. Rodriguez is 1-1 with a 7.11 ERA in four career games, two of which have been starts, at Citizens Bank Park.

Halladay, meanwhile, started 0-2 with a 14.73 ERA in losses to Atlanta and New York, but has since bounced back with consecutive strong starts against Miami and St. Louis. Halladay allowed five and seven runs, respectively, in losses to the Braves and Mets, leaving many to wonder if he's on the decline.

The right-hander and two-time Cy Young Award winner roared back with eight innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win at Miami on April 14, then held the Cardinals to a pair of runs through seven innings in last Friday's 8-2 win.

Halladay, who is 2-2 with a 6.04 earned run average, has made six career starts against Pittsburgh, posting a 4-1 record with a sparkling 0.98 ERA.

Cole Hamels did his best to pitch the Phillies to a win over the Pirates on Tuesday, but was dealt the loss after giving up two runs and seven hits in eight innings. He struck out six and walked just one, and the offense once again failed to produce when the lefty takes the mound.

The Phillies have plated three runs or less in 13 of their 21 games.

"I think they're trying, maybe a little bit too hard," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said of the offense.

Michael Young had one of Philadelphia's four hits and is riding a 14-game hitting streak. The Phillies had won two straight and three of four games, and will start a five-game road trip later this week against the New York Mets.

Gaby Sanchez had two hits, including a home run, and Brandon Inge drove in the other run for the Pirates, who have won eight of 11 games and improved to 1-1 on a 10-game road trip. The Pirates are also 10-0 when leading after seven innings this season.

Pirates starter Jeff Locke tossed six scoreless innings for the win.

"He made pitches; he flat-out made pitches," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Locke.

Jason Grilli struck out two in the ninth for his eighth save.

Pittsburgh won four of seven matchups with the Phillies a season ago.

04/24 10:36:34 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
13th
CWS 4
BOS 4
 
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
8:10pm Wednesday
MIN 0
TOR 0
8th
ANA 3
OAK 4
 
9th
SDP 4
COL 2
 
8th
SFG 2
LOS 1
 
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
4th
DEN 105
GSW 108
 
4th
POR 97
LAC 98
 
4th
SAC 99
PHO 104
 
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
3rd
ANA 4
DAL 3
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR