Today's Lineup: Domonic Brown starts in LF

Today's Lineup: Domonic Brown starts in LF
May 25, 2014, 10:45 am
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Domonic Brown is in the Phillies' starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park.

The Phillies' leftfielder exited Saturday's 5-3 win with mid-back spasms (see story). He worked an 11-pitch at-bat against Dan Haren before flying out in the first inning, when he said the pain began. Brown struck out in his next two ABs before Phils manager Ryne Sandberg took him out of the game in the sixth inning .

Brown has had a rough season at the plate. In 45 games, he's batting just .206 with three home runs and 22 RBIs.

Elsewhere in the lineup, Wil Nieves will replace Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. Ruiz has been given the afternoon off.

Nieves is batting .314 with one home run and four RBIs in nine games this season. He will catch for Phillies starter A.J. Burnett, who will be opposed by former teammate Josh Beckett.

Also of note, Ben Revere, who went 4 for 4 with three runs scored Saturday, will bat in the leadoff spot for a second consecutive game.

Here's the full lineup:

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Jimmy Rollins, SS
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Marlon Byrd, RF
6. Domonic Brown, LF
7. Wil Nieves, C
8. Cesar Hernandez, 3B
9. A.J. Burnett, P

For more on Phillies-Dodgers, check out Jordan Hall's game notes.

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