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Braves Vs. Phillies: Ryan Howard Will Not Start On Saturday

The Atlanta Braves will look to continue their winning ways as they prepare for game two of their series versus their NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves pitching staff pitched a shutout on Friday and Brian McCann blasted a grand slam in the 5-0 victory. Saturday's lineup will stay exactly the same with Tommy Hanson stepping up on the mound. The Phillies will counter with Joe Blanton and John Mayberry will start at first base while Philadelphia takes their time bringing Ryan Howard back.

Here are the starting lineups for both teams.

Atlanta Braves Starting Lineups

1. Michael Bourn (L) CF
2. Martin Prado (R) LF
3. Jason Heyward (L) RF
4. Chipper Jones (S) 3B
5. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
6. Brian McCann (L) C
7. Dan Uggla (R) 2B
8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
9. Tommy Hanson (R) P

Philadelphia Phillies Starting Lineups

1. Jimmy Rollins (S) SS
2. Shane Victorino (S) CF
3. Chase Utley (L) 2B
4. Carlos Ruiz (R) C
5. Hunter Pence (R) RF
6. Placido Polanco (R) 3B
7. Juan Pierre (L) LF
8. John Mayberry (R) 1B
9. Joe Blanton (R) 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.