May 7, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zach Eflin (56) in the dugout with teammates after being removed during the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants at Citizens Bank Park.

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Phillies Open Interleague Series with Toronto At CBP

May 25, 2018 - 3:01 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- After a day off, the Phillies will return to action tonight as they open a weekend interleague series against the Toronto Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park.

The last time we saw the Phils, they took two out of three from the Atlanta Braves in South Philadelphia, wrapping up the series with a 4-0 win on Wednesday night. That victory improved the Phils to 28-19 and they are currently second in the National League East, just a half-game behind the first place Braves.

Zach Eflin will get the start on the mound tonight for the Phillies. The right-hander is 1-0 with a 1.56 ERA in three starts. He hasn't pitched since May 19th when he got a no decision in St. Louis. he allowed four runs (two earned) in 4 2/3 innings of work (Phillies won the game 7-6).

Toronto will counter with right-hander Sam Gaviglio. He has a 1-0 record and 0.93 ERA in limited work (9 2/3 innings) this season.

The Blue Jays are 23-27 for the season, they have lost nine of their last eleven and they come to town in fourth place in the American League East.

Interleague play has been good for the Phillies so far this season as they are 4-0 against the American League.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic Philadelphia about the Phils and their success heading into the Memorial Day weekend.

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