Rollins back in starting lineup

Jimmy Rollins will start for the first time since straining his groin on Aug. 21 (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

Jimmy Rollins is back in the Phillies starting lineup tonight against Houston.

Manager Charlie Manuel had told him on Saturday night that he was planning on starting him against the Astros.

Rollins pinch-hit and played an inning in the field on Saturday night, his first action since straining his groin on Aug. 21.

Yesterday, he pinch-hit against Brewers closer John Axford with one out in the ninth and the tying run on first but struck out swinging.

Here is the lineup tonight that faces former Phillie Brett Myers:

1. Rollins, SS

2. Victorino, CF

3. Pence, RF

4. Howard, 1B

5. Ibanez, LF

6. Ruiz, C

7. Orr, 2B

8. Martinez, 3B

9. Oswalt, P

The Phillies also announced that Kyle Kendrick will start Thursday's first game in the day-night doubleheader against Florida. Cliff Lee will start the night game.



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