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Philadelphia (72-69) at Florida (70-71), 6:05 p.m. ET

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com


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Containing Ryan Howard is a high priority for the Marlins.

It's been easier said than done. The Phillies slugger has eight home runs in 11 games this season off Marlins pitching, including two on Friday and three, thus far, in this four-game weekend set.


For the Marlins to stay in contention in the National League Wild Card race, they must figure out how to reverse their luck with the Phillies, who have won eight of 11 on the season.


On Saturday, Florida sends veteran Brian Moehler to the mound in hopes of ending a two-game slide.


Making his second consecutive spot start, Moehler also is looking to even his season record with the Phillies. On July 30 in Philadelphia, the right-hander gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings, suffering a loss.


This will be Moehler's 18th start, and 26th appearance overall. He was added to the rotation when Ricky Nolasco was bothered by tenderness behind his right knee.


As a starter, he is 5-8 with a 6.95 ERA.


The Phillies are going with Brett Myers. This season, Myers has pitched effectively against the Marlins, posting a 1.93 ERA in two starts. However, he has split those two decisions.


For his career, the right-hander is 5-5 while facing Florida, including a 1-1 mark in six starts at Dolphin Stadium.


Pitching matchup

FLA: RHP Brian Moehler (7-8, 6.18 ERA)

Coming off a no-decision, Moehler is in line to make his second straight start, and second overall, since July 1. In a Sept. 4 start against the Diamondbacks, Moehler gave up five runs in five innings, but he wasn't involved in the decision.


PHI: RHP Brett Myers (10-6, 4.09 ERA)

Myers is tied for the team lead in victories with 10. He was outstanding in his last start, holding Atlanta to one run on three hits while striking out 10 in eight innings. His good control continued as he walked only two, giving him a total of four walks in his past three starts. Myers got the no-decision against the Braves, though, as he left with the score tied, 1-1.


Player to watch

Former Marlin Jeff Conine went 2-for-4 on Friday after going 3-for-5 in the first game of the series.


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? Sunday: Phillies (LHP Cole Hamels, 7-7, 4.33) at Marlins (LHP Dontrelle Willis, 9-11, 3.93), 1:05 p.m. ET

? Monday: Mets (LHP Dave Williams, 5-3, 5.68) at Marlins (RHP Anibal Sanchez, 7-2, 2.89), 7:05 p.m. ET

? Tuesday: Mets (LHP Tom Glavine, 13-6, 3.98) at Marlins (RHP Josh Johnson, 12-7, 3.20), 7:05 p.m. ET



Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.



You know we only have one option...that is to win! This is a must win for the fish, so I pray to the Baseball Gods to get rid of the demons from the no-hitter so that we can win! Go Fish, beat those phils!

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