Game 99: The return of Cliff Lee

Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Cliff Lee makes his first start since May 18 when opens the first of a four-game series with the San Francisco Giants tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

Lee (4-4, 3.18) has been out with a left elbow strain. He will face Octorara graduate Ryan Vogelsong (5-7, 3.86).

General manager Ruben Amaro told reporters in Atlanta that Lee could approach 85-100 pitches.

Grady Sizemore, who is 10-24 (.417) since joining the Phillies, will bat leadoff and play center field.

Here is the Phillies lineup.

1.Grady Sizemore, CF

2. Jimmy Rollins, SS

3. Chase Utley, 2B

4. Ryan Howard, 1B

5. Marlon Byrd, RF

6. Domonic Brown, LF

7. Cody Asche, 3B

8. Cameron Rupp, C

9. Cliff Lee, P