Darin Ruf is back in the Phillies' lineup a day after homering off the Blue Jays' Esmil Rogers. Ruf will bat ninth and DH against Tigers left-hander Jose Alvarez in the Phils' third spring training game, which will be televised live on TCN at 1:05 p.m.
Bobby Abreu sits against the lefty. Abreu had gone 0-for-3 with four walks in the home-and-home series against Toronto.
The 2-7 spots in the Phillies' lineup appears to be the batting order Ryne Sandberg prefers. Ben Revere is replaced at the top by Tony Gwynn, Jr., but is followed by Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Marlon Byrd, Domonic Brown and Carlos Ruiz.
Maikel Franco starts at third base for left-handed hitter Cody Asche.
It is the spring debut for Kyle Kendrick, who won't have to face Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Torii Hunter or Ian Kinsler. It's a split squad game for the Tigers and most of the A-team is in Lakeland to play the Yankees.
1) Tony Gwynn Jr, CF
2) Jimmy Rollins, SS
3) Chase Utley, 2B
4) Ryan Howard, 1B
5) Marlon Byrd, RF
6) Domonic Brown, LF
7) Carlos Ruiz, C
8) Maikel Franco, 3B
9) Darin Ruf, DH