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Braves Vs. Phillies: Ryan Howard In Lineup For Philadelphia

Ryan Howard will make his season-debut for the Phillies on Friday night, as Philadelphia activated him from the DL today and put him in the No. 4 slot in the lineup. Howard has been out since recording the final out of last season and rupturing his Achilles. His return comes sooner than expected.

The Phillies are in last place in the NL East and will hope for a boost, while the Braves look to take momentum from this weekend's series into the All-Star Break.

Here is the lineup for Atlanta:

1. Michael Bourn CF

2. Martin Prado LF

3. Jason Heyward RF

4. Chipper Jones 3B

5. Freddie Freeman 1B

6. Brian McCann C

7. Dan Uggla 2B

8. Andrelton Simmons SS

9. Tim Hudson P

Here is the lineup for Philadelphia:

1. Jimmy Rollins SS

2. Shane Victorino CF

3. Chase Utley 2B

4. Ryan Howard 1B

5. Carlos Ruiz C

6. Hunter Pence RF

7. Juan Pierre LF

8. Mike Fontenot 3B

9. Kyle Kendrick P

For more on the Atlanta Braves head over to Talking Chop. Philadelphia Phillies info can be found over at The Good Phight. For more Major League Baseball news and notes head over to Baseball Nation.

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