Game 72: Kendrick Looking to End Skid

Shane Victorino is out of the Phillies lineup on Saturday. (Alex Brandon/AP)

Kyle Kendrick goes to the mound for the Phillies in today’s 4:05 p.m. matchup with the Tampa Bay Rays at Citizens Bank Park.

Kendrick (2-7, 5.29) has lost his last three games, allowing 16 earned runs in 16 innings. He will be opposed by James Shields (7-4, 3.72).

Shane Victorino, who was to get the night off on Friday’s postponed game, isn’t in the starting lineup today. John Mayberry Jr., is playing centerfield.

Here is the Phillies lineup.

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS

2. Juan Pierre, LF

3. Hunter Pence, RF

4. Carlos Ruiz, C

5. Ty Wigginton, 1B

6. Placido Polanco, 3B

7. John Mayberry Jr., CF

8. Michael Martinez, 2B

9. Kyle Kendrick, P