Tonight's Lineup: Aaron Altherr Returns to 2-hole Vs. Lefty Anderson

Even though Monday's opponent, Cubs left-hander Brett Anderson, has reverse career platoon splits, the Phillies have just two left-handed bats in the series opener - Odubel Herrera and Michael Saunders.

Lefties have hit .306 with a .754 OPS against Anderson in his nine-year career compared to .257 with a .702 OPS for righties (see game notes).

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Aaron Altherr and Tommy Joseph, who are a combined 2 for 23 with 10 strikeouts over the last seven days, are both in the lineup.

It's Altherr's first game back in the two-hole since last Wednesday. Freddy Galvis moves down to seventh.

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

Shortstop Addison Russell gets the night off for the Cubs, who bat their pitcher eighth.

1. Kyle Schwarber, LF
2. Kris Bryant, 3B
3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
4. Ben Zobrist, 2B
5. Jason Heyward, RF
6. Willson Contreras, C
7. Javier Baez, SS
8. Brett Anderson, P
9. Jon Jay, CF

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