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Braves Vs. Phillies Starting Lineups: Chipper Jones, Jason Heyward Out For Atlanta

The Philadelphia Phillies are without Ryan Howard as they head to Atlanta for an early-season NL East showdown, but the Braves will start without two big bats - outfielder Jason Heyward (strained oblique) and veteran third baseman Chipper Jones. Tuesday wasn't a scheduled day off for the 40-year-old Jones. Juan Francisco will start at third, while Matt Diaz will start in right field.

Atlanta:

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF

2. Martin Prado (R) LF

3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B

4. Brian McCann (L) C

5. Dan Uggla (R) 2B

6. Matt Diaz (R) RF

7. Juan Francisco (L) 3B

8. Tyler Pastornicky (R) SS

9. Brandon Beachy (R) P

Philadelphia:

1. Jimmy Rollins (S) SS

2. Placido Polanco (R) 3B

3. Shane Victorino (S) CF

4. Hunter Pence (R) RF

5. Ty Wigginton (R) 1B

6. Laynce Nix (L) LF

7. Carlos Ruiz (R) C

8. Freddy Galvis (S) 2B

9. Cole Hamels (L) P

For more on this game Braves fans should check out Talking Chop and Phillies fans should visit The Good Phight. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball headover to Baseball Nation.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.