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Tonight's Lineup: Phillies Using Tommy Joseph as DH in Texas

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tommy Joseph is the Phillies' designated hitter tonight in their first game this season at an American League ballpark. 

    Joseph bats cleanup, just as he did in his previous two starts. He's been red-hot in May, going 14 for 35 (.400) with five doubles, four home runs, nine RBIs and seven walks.

    His 1.397 OPS is second-best in the majors in May behind only teammate Aaron Altherr (1.435). Mike Trout is third at 1.395.

    Maikel Franco is in the six-hole for the second time this season. He'll likely remain there as long as Altherr and Joseph are hitting.

    Brock Stassi plays first base for Joseph and bats ninth.

    1. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
    2. Odubel Herrera, CF
    3. Aaron Altherr, LF
    4. Tommy Joseph, DH
    5. Michael Saunders, RF
    6. Maikel Franco, 3B
    7. Cameron Rupp, C
    8. Freddy Galvis, SS
    9. Brock Stassi, 1B

    Jerad Eickhoff, P

    And for the Rangers:

    1. Delino DeShields, LF
    2. Elvis Andrus, SS
    3. Nomar Mazara, RF
    4. Jonathan Lucroy, DH
    5. Rougned Odor, 2B
    6. Mike Napoli, 1B
    7. Joey Gallo, 3B
    8. Robinson Chirinos, C
    9. Jared Hoying, CF

    Yu Darvish, P