Phillies (68-39) vs. Rockies (51-57), 8:40 on CSN
Phillies:Cole Hamels (12-6, 2.61) has allowed two runs or fewer in 11 of his last 12 starts, including a 2-1 loss to the Giants on Wednesday in which he yielded two runs in 7 23 innings.
Rockies: Jhoulys Chacin (8-8, 3.50) is 0-4 with a 5.82 ERA since starting the season 8-4 with a 2.71 ERA. He issued just one walk in his last start after giving up 18 free passes over his previous five outings.
The Phillies are coming off a three-game sweep of the Pirates, capped by Sunday's 6-5 victory in which Raul Ibanez delivered two home runs, as well as a game-winning double in the 10th inning.
The Rockies had their three-game winning streak halted Sunday with an 8-3 defeat to the Padres. Troy Tulowitzki had three hits and an RBI in a losing effort.
The Phillies had won six straight games against the Rockies before losing to Chacin on May 19. That was part of a two-game set at Citizens Bank Park.
For Colorado, Tulowitzki is 10-for-18 with six RBIs in his last four games. Also, Chris Nelson has five hits over his last two games.
In Hamels' only previous start at Coors Field, the lefty gave up seven runs in 3 23 innings on April 10, 2009. He was better against Colorado on May 18 of this year, when he surrendered just one run in eight innings in a 2-1 win. ... The Phillies are in the midst of 20 games in 20 days. To this point, they are 7-3. ... The Phils have won each of their last five road series overall. Also, they are 12-6 in their last 18 games in Denver. ... The Phils are 57-1 when leading after eight innings.
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