The Phillies are playing nine games in a row against teams leading their respective divisions.

After hosting the Colorado Rockies, who sat atop the National League West entering Wednesday night's game, the Phils begin interleague play Friday with a visit from the Rangers. Texas was tied for first with Oakland in the American League West entering Wednesday.

Then the Cincinnati Reds, NL Central leaders, make their first trip to Philadelphia since last season's playoffs.

- Matt Gelb