Phillies vs Rangers: How to Watch Online, Start Time, TV Info and More

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May 16, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara (30) rounds first base after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
May 16, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers right fielder Nomar Mazara (30) rounds first base after hitting a home run in the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Phillies fell to the Rangers in the first game of their interleague series and they will look to even up the score Wednesday night.

The Phillies lost to the Rangers Tuesday night by a 5-1 margin as Jerad Eickhoff gave up three runs on seven hits and two walks in six innings. The righty struck out eight and gave up a first-inning home run in his fourth loss of the season. Freddy Galvis hit a RBI single in the seventh for Philadelphia’s only run before Mark Leiter, Jr. allowed a two-run home run that sealed the game for Texas.

With Philadelphia looking to even up the series Wednesday night, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch or listen to the game:

Date: May 17, 2017
First Pitch: 8:05 PM ET (7:05 PM CT)
Location: Arlington, Texas
Stadium: Globe Life Park, Texas
Pitchers: Zach Eflin (0-0, 2.81 ERA) vs. Andrew Cashner (0-3, 2.43 ERA)
Radio Station: 94.1 WIP (Phils), 103.5 The Fan, KFLC 1270 (Rangers)
TV Channel: CSN-Philadelphia (Phils), Fox Sports Southwest (Rangers)
Live Stream: MLB.tv, CSNPhilly.com, NBCSports App

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Starting Lineups

Philadelphia:

  1. 2B Cesar Hernandez
  2. CF Odubel Herrera
  3. LF Aaron Altherr
  4. 1B Tommy Joseph
  5. RF Michael Saunders
  6. 3B Maikel Franco
  7. DH Daniel Nava
  8. C Cameron Rupp
  9. SS Freddy Galvis

After using Tommy Joseph as the designated hitter last night, he is back in the field with the switch-hitting Daniel Nava hitting for the pitcher. Otherwise, the lineup is the same as Tuesday night.

Texas:

  1. DH Shin-Soo Choo
  2. SS Elvis Andrus
  3. RF Nomar Mazara
  4. C Jonathan Lucroy
  5. 2B Rougned Odor
  6. 1B Mike Napoli
  7. 3B Joey Gallo
  8. CF Jared Hoying
  9. LF Delino DeShields, Jr.

Shin-Soo Choo is back in the starting lineup for the Rangers with Robinson Chirinos out. Jonathan Lucroy goes back behind the plate with Choo serving as the designated hitter.

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Starting Pitchers

The last time Zach Eflin pitched against an American League he was demolished by a fearsome Blue Jays lineup in his debut. This time out, Eflin has some major-league experience under his belt – and a pair of new knees as well – that should help him out.

Eflin has a 2.81 ERA with a 4.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 32 innings this season. In each of his last two starts, Eflin gave up three runs on nine hits. In his last start against the Mariners, Eflin recorded five strikeouts, the most he has had all season.

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Andrew Cashner’s 2.43 ERA indicates a strong start to the season, but his 5.16 FIP shows that his success has been deceiving. Cashner has walked more hitters (20) than he struck out (17) so far this season, also showing some hidden flaws in his game. If Philadelphia’s offense is going to come alive against anyone, it’s going to be Casher.

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