By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
John Lannan makes his regular season Phillies debut tonight as the club hosts the Kansas City Royals for the second of a three-game set.

The Royals collected 19 hits yesterday and clobbered the Phillies 13-4. 

Pitching Matchup: John Lannan in 2012 (4.70 xFIP, 1.21 K/BB, 1.44 WHIP) vs. Luis Mendoza in 2012 (4.36 xFIP, 1.76 K/BB, 1.42 WHIP).

Weather: 52-degrees with sun.

Royals Notes: Billy Butler was held out of the Royals' lineup on Friday, but will start tonight at first base ... Jeff Francoeur is a career 13-for-25 against Lannan with home run and four doubles ... Mendoza was named MVP of the Caribbean Series and beat out former Phillie Bruce Chen for the Royals final rotation spot.

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Odds: Phillies favored -115. Over/Under set at 8.5.

Phillies Lineup: Revere 8, Rollins 6, Utley 4, Howard 3, Young 5, Brown 7, Mayberry 9, Quintero 2, Lannan 1.

Royals Lineup: Gordon 7, Escobar 6, Butler 3, Perez 2, Cain 8, Francoeur 9, Tejada 5, Johnson 4,
Mendoza 1.

- Patrick Gordon is the Managing Editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Follow him on Twitter @Philabaseball or contact him at

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