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Today's Lineup: Howie Kendrick Takes Over at Second for Ailing Cesar Hernandez

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    Today's Lineup: Howie Kendrick Takes Over at Second for Ailing Cesar Hernandez
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    Today's Lineup: Howie Kendrick takes over at second for ailing Cesar Hernandez

    With Cesar Hernandez on the DL for at least the next 10 days and likely longer (see story), Howie Kendrick's tenure as the Phillies' second baseman officially starts Sunday afternoon in St. Louis.

    Kendrick will start at second for the first time this season at bat third against Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright in Sunday's season finale (see game notes). Andres Blanco started at second in Saturday's loss while Kendrick manned left field.

    Kendrick has the ability to play multiple positions and has only left for the Phillies, but he's a natural second baseman and came up as one in the Angels organization.

    But the Phillies will miss their leadoff man's .277 average at the top of an already struggling lineup.

    Odubel Herrera, who's bumped his average up to .249 over the last week or so, will move into the leadoff spot for the second consecutive day. Daniel Nava, who's hitting .302 in limited action as a reserve, will get the start in Kendrick's usual left field spot and bat second.

    One other lineup note for the Phils: Andrew Knapp will start behind the plate and catch Aaron Nola.

    Sunday afternoon's full lineups:

    Phillies
    1. Odubel Herrera CF
    2. Daniel Nava LF
    3. Howie Kendrick 2B
    4. Tommy Joseph 1B
    5. Michael Saunders RF
    6. Maikel Franco 3B
    7. Andrew Knapp C
    8. Freddy Galvis 2B
    9. Aaron Nola SP

    Cardinals
    1. Matt Carpenter 1B
    2. Dexter Fowler CF
    3. Stephen Piscotty RF
    4. Jedd Gyorko 3B
    5. Aldemys Diaz SS
    6. Tommy Pham LF
    7. Kolten Wong 2B
    8. Eric Fryer C
    9. Adam Wainwright SP