Burrell Will Play

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The Phillies open the National League Division Series today at Citizens Bank Park against the Brewers. (Gregory Shaver / AP)

Charlie Manuel offered three simple words:

"He's in there."

Pat Burrell will play today in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Milwaukee Brewers, despite a strained lower back. Here's the lineup against Brewers righthander Yovani Gallardo:

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Jayson Werth,  RF
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Pat Burrell, LF
6. Shane Victorino, CF
7. Pedro Feliz, 3B
8. Carlos Ruiz, C
9. Cole Hamels, P

Here is the Brewers lineup against lefthander Cole Hamels:

1. Mike Cameron, CF
2. Bill Hall, 3B
3. Ryan Braun, LF
4. Prince Fielder, 1B
5. J.J. Hardy, SS
6. Corey Hart, RF
7. Rickie Weeks, 2B
8. Jason Kendall, C
9. Yovani Gallardo, P

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