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Today's Lineup: Phillies Turn to Aaron Nola for Series Win

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    Today's Lineup: Phillies Turn to Aaron Nola for Series Win
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    The Phillies (17-14) turn to right-handed starter Aaron Nola on Sunday afternoon to close out a three-game series win over the Miami Marlins after a come-from-behind win Saturday night.

    Nola (2-2, 2.93) brings a 20-inning scoreless streak into the series finale, as the Phils seek their fourth series win in their last five. Over his last 21 innings pitched, Nola has surrendered just one run on eight hits, four walks and 21 strikeouts.

    In his previous outing last Tuesday, Nola struck out seven over seven frames in a 1-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The 22-year-old has faced the Marlins just once in his brief career, but it was one of his strongest starts to date. In a 2-0 win Aug. 23, 2015, in Miami, Nola threw a career-high eight shutout innings, allowing three hits and striking out six batters. He allowed just one baserunner to advance past first base.

    As has been the case in recent weeks, Nola will bat eighth against the Marlins (16-13) on Sunday.

    During their current 8-4 stretch - which featured a six-game winning streak - the Phillies have hit .220 and have yet to score more than four runs in a ballgame. Saturday's win snapped a three-game losing streak and put them in position for the series victory.

    With Miami trotting out left-hander Justin Nicolino, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin is staying true to his platoon at first base, swapping out Ryan Howard with Darin Ruf.

    For Ruf, it'll be his third start at first base in the Phillies' last four games.

    This season, the 29-year-old is hitting .157 with no home runs and three RBIs. Ruf, who's also played some left field, is currently 1 for his last 17 with five Ks and two walks.

    Ruf is hitting fifth behind catcher Cameron Rupp, who's back in the lineup after getting Saturday off. Rupp enters with hits in three of his last four games, while going 3 for 14 through four May games. He's hitting .250 on the season with one homer and four RBIs.

    Nola catches a bit of a break, as Marlins manager Don Mattingly has given slugger Giancarlo Stanton the day off. Ichiro will start in right field for Miami and leads off.

    Miami starter Nicolino is 2-0 with a 2.70 on the series and will make his third start since replacing former Phillies prospect Jarred Cosart in the Marlins' starting rotation.

    The southpaw went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in two outings against the Phillies last season, and will look to prevent Miami from dropping their first back-to-back games since April 22-23.

    Here are today's lineups for the series finale at Marlins Park:

    Phillies
    1. Odubel Herrera, CF
    2. Cesar Hernandez, 2B
    3. Maikel Franco, 3B
    4. Cameron Rupp, C
    5. Darin Ruf, 1B
    6. Freddy Galvis, SS
    7. Tyler Goeddel, LF
    8. Aaron Nola, P
    9. Peter Bourjos, RF

    Marlins
    1. Ichiro, RF
    2. Martin Prado, 3B
    3. Christian Yelich, LF
    4. Justin Bour, 1B
    5. Marcell Ozuna, CF
    6. Derek Dietrich, 2B
    7. J. T. Realmuto, C
    8. Adeiny Hechavarria, SS
    9. Justin Nicolino, P