Kevin Correia will get his first start for the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night as they face Jeff Locke (3-3, 5.37 ERA) and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Correia has a career 3-1 record and 3.69 ERA in eight games (five starts) against the Pirates.
Maikel Franco is riding a nine-game hitting streak, including six multi-hit games. Since the start of the streak, he has hit .444/.459/.917 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs. Franco's 1.376 OPS over that stretch ranks second in the major leagues behind Giancarlo Stanton (1.438).