Today's Lineup: Michael Saunders Returns, Will Bat Sixth

The Phillies come into Saturday's matchup (4:05 p.m./TCN/CSNPhilly.com/NBC Sports App) on the heels of blowing a 4-2 lead in the seventh inning of a 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

Pete Mackanin's lineup today won't differ greatly from Friday's. Odubel Herrera, fresh off a two-hit night, will continue to lead off in the absence of Cesar Hernandez. Herrera has had a strong month of June, hitting .344 this month with 13 extra-base hits (see game notes). 

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The only changes are in the outfield and behind the plate. Scuffling Michael Saunders will get the start in right. Saunders has just one hit in his last 26 at-bats. Thursday night's hero Ty Kelly replaced Saunders in the lineup Friday. Kelly went 0 for 4.

Andrew Knapp will get the nod behind the plate. Knapp, who came into the season as the team's clear backup, has stolen from at-bats from incumbent starter Cameron Rupp. Knapp has started behind the plate in 14 of the Phils' last 30 games.

Here is the rest of today's lineup:
1. Odubel Herrera, CF
2. Howie Kendrick, 2B
3. Aaron Altherr, LF
4. Tommy Joseph, 1B
5. Maikel Franco, 3B
6. Michael Saunders, RF
7. Andrew Knapp, C
8. Freddy Galvis, SS
9. Jerad Eickhoff, P
 

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