Sunday, May 18, 2014

Revere again out of lineup as Phillies eye series win over Reds

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
May 18, 2014, 12:00 p.m.
@Philabaseball

Ben Revere remains out of the lineup for the Phillies as the club goes for a series sweep of Cincinnati on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Revere has been dealing with a stomach ailment since Wednesday night and is just 1-for-8 over the current homestand. John Mayberry Jr. will take his place in center field and bat eighth.

Cliff Lee is on the mound for the Phillies and hopes to break a stint of terrible luck at Citizens Bank Park - in four starts at home this season he's 0-3 with a 1.55 ERA, allowing just five earned runs over 29 innings of work. He suffered a loss to the Angels in his last outing despite tossing seven scoreless innings. 

He's 6-2 for his career against the Reds with a 3.69 ERA over 13 career starts.

The Reds counter with left-hander Tony Cingrani.who is making his first start following a stint on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tendinitis. 

Phillies lineup: Rollins 6, Nieves 2, Utley 4, Howard 3, Byrd 9, Asche 5, Brown 7, Mayberry Jr. 8, Lee 1.

Reds lineup: Hamilton 8, Heisey 9, Phillips 4, Frazier 5, Mesoraco 2, Ludwick 7, Cozart 6, Soto 3, Cingrani 1.

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