Monday, December 29, 2014

Werth bats leadoff

Phillies Zone: Nothing else has worked, so why not? Charlie Manuel will bat Jayson Werth leadoff for Wednesday's series finale against Atlanta.

Werth bats leadoff

Nothing else has worked, so why not? Charlie Manuel will bat Jayson Werth leadoff for Wednesday's series finale against Atlanta.

Werth will play centerfield as Shane Victorino gets a day off. Carlos Ruiz also has the day off. Ben Francisco gets a start in rightfield against a righty, Derek Lowe.

The Phillies have scored 13 runs in their last 10 games.

The lineup:

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