Tonight's lineup: Sizemore in for Dom Brown

Tonight's lineup: Sizemore in for Dom Brown
July 18, 2014, 4:30 pm
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Ben Revere is back in the leadoff spot for the Phillies and Domonic Brown sits for the first game of the second half.

Grady Sizemore gets the start in left field and bats sixth. Sizemore has started the Phillies' last four games. He went 1 for 4 in each of his three starts before the All-Star break with a double, two runs and a walk.

Brown has been OK over his last dozen games, hitting .306 with a double, a homer and eight RBIs. But manager Ryne Sandberg apparently thinks Sizemore gives the Phillies a better chance to win. It could be because Sizemore has faced Braves right-hander Ervin Santana 23 times and hit two doubles and two triples against him.

Ryan Howard, who has just one home run over his last 101 plate appearances, in his customary cleanup spot. Howard is 3 for 10 against Santana with two homers.

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) Cody Asche, 3B
8) Cameron Rupp, C
9) A.J. Burnett, P

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