Today's Lineup: Howard at 1B; Ruf in LF

Today's Lineup: Howard at 1B; Ruf in LF

July 27, 2014, 10:15 am
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Both Ryan Howard and Darin Ruf are in the Phillies' lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Howard will start at first base and hit cleanup for a second consecutive game. The slumping veteran went 2 for 5 with a walk Saturday after sitting on the bench the previous three games for the Phils.

Ruf will replace Domonic Brown in left field and bat sixth against Diamondbacks left-hander Vidal Nuno (0-1, 3.78 ERA). In 12 games this season, Ruf is batting just .158 (3 for 19) with one home run and two RBIs.

Ben Revere returns to the leadoff spot Sunday. Revere last started in the Phils' 2-1 win over the San Franciso Giants on Thursday.

Grady Sizemore, who led off the past two games, gets the afternoon off.

Elsewhere in the lineup, Wil Nieves takes over for Carlos Ruiz behind the plate. Nieves is batting .288 with one homer and four RBIs in 16 games this season.

Roberto Hernandez (4-8, 4.25 ERA) will be on the mound for the Phils. Hernandez is 0-5 in his last seven home starts despite a 3.67 ERA.

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. Darin Ruf, LF
7. Cody Asche, 3B
8. Wil Nieves, C
9. Roberto Hernandez, P

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