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Game 26: Myers vs. Maholm

With their first series victory in Pittsburgh since 2001 already in hand, the Phils go for the sweep at PNC Park this afternoon behind Brett Myers. After winning his previous two starts in impressive fashion, Myers got roughed up somewhat against Colorado in his last outing as the Rockies reached him for 11 hits and six runs in seven innings, but a late rally got him off the hook with a no-decision in the Phillies' 8-6 win. For his career, Myers is 2-3 with a 2.31 ERA against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh starter Paul Maholm will look to improve on the efforts of Zach Duke and Matt Morris, each of whom was knocked around for six early runs in the first two games of this series. Maholm has won two of his three career starts against the Phillies, but with a high 6.50 ERA in those games. He's coming off his best start of the 2008 season, a six-inning victory against the Marlins last Tuesday.