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Wolf gets nod for streaking Phillies

Phillies go for sixth straight victory

Fresh off a doubleheader sweep that ran their season-high winning streak to five games, the Phillies go right back to work against the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.

Despite the sweep, Philadelphia enters the game in last place in the National League East, but is just 1 1/2 games out of first.

Southpaw Randy Wolf starts for the Phillies. He righted his season by going 4-1 with a 3.08 ERA in May, and has allowed three or fewer runs in all but one of his six starts. He's 4-8 with a 4.29 ERA in his career against the Diamondbacks.

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Arizona counters with rookie Brad Halsey, who's been a solid contributor from the fifth spot in the rotation all season. The left-hander tossed seven shutout innings against the Mets at Shea Stadium in his last outing, scattering six hits and walking one while fanning six. He hasn't allowed more than one earned run in his last three starts.

Pitching matchup
ARI: LHP Brad Halsey
• 4-2, 3.65 ERA in 2005
• First career start against PHI

PHI: LHP Randy Wolf
• 5-4, 4.57 ERA in 2005
• Hasn't faced ARI in 2005

Player to watch
Bobby Abreu, the National League Player of the Month for May, hit two homers in Game 1 on Saturday.

Quotable
"We had to battle to get [over .500]. Now we have to battle to stay there." --Charlie Manuel

On the Internet
 MLB.TV
 Gameday Audio
Gameday
Official game notes

On television
• ARI: 3TV
• PHI: UPN 57

On radio
• ARI: KTAR 620 AM, KSUN 1400 AM (Spanish)
• PHI: WIP 610 AM, WPWA 1590 (Sp.)

Quick hits
Jim Thome hit his third homer of the season in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader. ... Kenny Lofton had a triple in each game of the twinbill and scored four runs.

On deck
• Monday: vs. Diamondbacks, 1:05 p.m. ET
• Tuesday: vs. Rangers, 7:05 p.m. ET
• Wednesday: vs. Rangers, 7:05 p.m. ET

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

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