Dodgers to Start Chase Utley in Series Opener Vs. Phillies at Citizens Bank Park

Great news, Phillies fans: The Man will be in the starting lineup.

Chase Utley, in what will be his last regular-season series at Citizens Bank Park, will start tonight for the Dodgers.

Los Angeles has yet to release its lineup, but Utley said in a pre-game news conference that he's starting.

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Utley, who's started just 33 games this season, is hitting .243 this season with one homer and 14 RBI. He's been a valuable pinch hitter for the Dodgers, going 12 for 27 with three doubles and a triple (see series preview).

Another interesting player that should be in the L.A. lineup: the recently-acquired Manny Machado. The Phillies were in the running for the All-Star shortstop but ultimately lost out to the win-now Dodgers.

Both teams are in first place heading into their three-game set so Utley won't be the only the source of excitement this week.

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Phillies lineup

1. Carlos Santana, 1B
2. Rhys Hoskins, LF
3. Odubel Herrera, CF
4. Nick Williams, RF
5. Maikel Franco, 3B
6. Scott Kingery, SS
7. Trevor Plouffe, 2B
8. Jorge Alfaro, C
9. Zach Eflin, P

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