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Cardinals Vs. Phillies Preview: St. Louis Heads To Philadelphia For A Weekend Series

The St. Louis Cardinals travel to Philadelphia to open a three-game weekend series on Friday night.

Aug 8, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso (33) throws out a San Francisco Giants base runner during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
Aug 8, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Daniel Descalso (33) throws out a San Francisco Giants base runner during the fifth inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

The St. Louis Cardinals wrapped up their seven-game homestand on Thursday with a win over the San Francisco Giants, and after going 5-2 over that span of games they hit the road for a quick three-game tilt against the Philadelphia Phillies before returning home for a nine-game homestand.

On Friday, Kyle Lohse (12-2, 2.79 ERA) gets the start for the Cardinals, while the Phillies will counter with Roy Halladay (5-6, 4.02 ERA). Here is a look at the game time and television information for the series opener on Friday night:

Game Date & Time: Friday, Aug. 10, 6:05 p.m. CT

TV: FOX Sports Midwest

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For more in-depth coverage of this series, head over to St. Louis Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos and Phillies blog The Good Phight . For more news and notes from around the world of professional baseball, visit Baseball Nation.