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Game 54: As the infield turns

Boston will not start its ace, Jon Lester, on Thursday. Lefthander Franklin Morales will take the ball in his 2013 debut, and that has prompted a... different Phillies lineup.

Game 54: As the infield turns

Cesar Hernandez. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)
Cesar Hernandez. (Michael Bryant/Staff file photo)

Boston will not start its ace, Jon Lester, on Thursday. Lefthander Franklin Morales will take the ball in his 2013 debut, and that has prompted a... different Phillies lineup.

Ryan Howard is not playing. He is 0 for 8 with four strikeouts lifetime against Morales. He also has a bad left knee and Charlie Manuel is looking for chances to rest him.

So the infield in the 54th game is Kevin Frandsen, Cesar Hernandez, Jimmy Rollins and Freddy Galvis.

The full lineup:

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1. Ben Revere 8
2. Cesar Hernandez 4
3. Jimmy Rollins 6
4. Delmon Young 9
5. Domonic Brown 7
6. Kevin Frandsen 3
7. Erik Kratz 2
8. Freddy Galvis 5
9. Jonathan Pettibone 1


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