Tonight's Lineup: Nieves in, Ruiz out

Tonight's Lineup: Nieves in, Ruiz out

Howard on Tuesday's walk-off single

August 6, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Carlos Ruiz will get the night off Wednesday as the Phillies resume their interleague series with the Houston Astros.

Ruiz caught all 15 innings of the Phils' 2-1 win Tuesday -- he went 0 for 6 in the effort. Backup Wil Nieves will handle duties behind the plate Wednesday, when David Buchanan returns to the rotation in place of Cliff Lee (see game notes).

Ryan Howard, who hit a solo homer and had the game-winning RBI single in the 15th, will bat cleanup. The Big Piece is hitting .217/.299/.373 and has 17 homers and 65 RBIs.

Grady Sizemore, who entered Tuesday in the seventh inning and went 2 for 4, will bat sixth and play left. He's hitting .347 with the Phillies.

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. Grady Sizemore, LF
7. Wil Nieves, C
8. Cody Asche, 3B
9. David Buchanan, P

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