By Matt Leon

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillies open a six-game road trip tonight with the first of three in Detroit against the Tigers.

Philadelphia just wrapped up a 5-4 homestand, closing things out yesterday with a 5-0 shutout win as Jerad Eickhoff improved to 2-6 on the season with seven shutout innings of work.

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Tonight on the mound, the Phillies will turn to right-hander Vince Velasquez. He is 5-1 this season with a 2.42 ERA. Last time out he beat the Marlins, pitching five shutout innings with 10 strikeouts.

The Tigers will counter with veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey. He is 0-4 this year with an ERA of 5.49.

Here is the lineup for the Phillies against Pelfrey:

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1. Odubel Herrera CF
2. Cesar Hernandez 2B
3. Maikel Franco 3B
4. Ryan Howard DH
5. Tommy Joseph 1B
6. Cameron Rupp C
7. Freddy Galvis SS
8. Tyler Goeddel LF
9. Peter Bourjos RF

The Phillies are 25-19 heading into this series opener. The Tigers are 21-22, but they have won six of their last seven.

KYW’s Matt Leon spoke with CSNPhilly.com’s Corey Seidman about Velasquez and what the Phils should do about Ryan Howard’s continued struggles.

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