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Phillies Vs. Braves: Jason Heyward Back In Starting Lineup

Jason Heyward returns to the starting lineup and will hit fifth as the Atlanta Braves close out their three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday afternoon. Brian McCann and Chipper Jones both get days off for the day game after a night game. Juan Francisco is hitting sixth and is at third base while David Ross will be behind the plate and hitting seventh.

Here is a look at the starting lineups for today's series finale:

Atlanta Braves

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) LF
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
5. Jason Heyward (L) RF
6. Juan Francisco (L) 3B
7. David Ross (R) C
8. Tyler Pastornicky (R) SS
9. Randall Delgado (R) P

Philadelphia Phillies

1. Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
2. Juan Pierre (L) LF
3. Shane Victorino (S) CF
4. Hunter Pence (R) RF
5. Ty Wigginton (R) 3B
6. Laynce Nix (L) 1B
7. Pete Orr (L) 2B
8. Brian Schneider (L) C
9. Joe Blanton (R) 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 Baseballheadover to Baseball Nation.

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