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Grapefruit League Preview: Phillies vs. Braves

Cole Hamels gets the start as the Phillies play the Braves at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Bright House Field.

Opening Day starter Cole Hamels takes the mound as the Phillies play the Braves Thursday at Bright House Field.

Ethan Martin, Jonathan Pettibone and Jake Diekman also are scheduled to pitch, according to mlb.com.

Former Tampa Bay Ray BJ Upton and his brother Justin are expected to play for the Braves. Paul Maholm starts the game for the Braves.

Tickets are available online at phillies.com or by calling 215-463-1000.

On deck:

Phillies vs. Braves

Starters:  Cole Hamels, Paul Maholm

When: 1:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28

Where: Bright House Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road

Here is a list of the spring training games planned for Bright House Field:

Date* Opponent March 3 Toronto Blue Jays (split squad) March 5 Dominican Republic (World Baseball Classic) March 6 Washington Nationals March 7 Minnesota Twins March 9 Tampa Bay Rays March 12 Detroit Tigers March 14 Pittsburgh Pirates March 17 Balitmore Orioles (split squad) March 19 New York Yankees March 22 Atlanta Braves March 24 Boston Red Sox

March 26

Tampa Bay Rays

March 28

Toronto Blue Jays

*All home games start at 1:05 p.m.

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