Tonight's lineup: Carlos Ruiz returns, bats eighth

Tonight's lineup: Carlos Ruiz returns, bats eighth
June 18, 2013, 4:30 pm
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Carlos Ruiz, who was activated Tuesday, returns to the starting lineup for the first time since May 19, when he was placed on the disabled list with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. 

Ruiz returns to a potentially rejuvenated lineup. Ben Revere is hitting .432 over his last eight games and Ryan Howard went deep Monday, ending a 33-game stretch without a home run.

Cliff Lee will seek to improve his 8-2 record against the Nationals' starter Ross Detwiler. Lee has faced the Nationals eight times as a Phillie, winning five of the outings with a 2.51 ERA. (See game notes).

Here's Tuesday's full lineup:

1) Ben Revere, CF
2) Michael Young, 3B
3) Jimmy Rollins, SS
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Domonic Brown, LF
6) Delmon Young, RF
7) Kevin Frandsen, 2B
8) Carlos Ruiz, C
9) Cliff Lee, P

And for the Nationals:

1) Denard Span, CF
2) Anthony Rendon, 2B
3) Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4) Jayson Werth, RF
5) Adam LaRoche, 1B
6) Ian Desmond, SS
7) Kurt Suzuki, C
8) Steve Lombardozzi, LF
9) Ross Detwiler, P