Tonight's Lineup: Darin Ruf in LF, Cameron Rupp Catches

Darin Ruf is in left field Tuesday night as the Phillies look for more offense in the second of a four-game series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.

The Phils jumped out to a 3-0 lead Monday before allowing the final 10 runs of the game in what was their worst loss in weeks.

Cameron Rupp, who leads the major leagues in exit velocity off the bat at 97.7 mph (see game notes), is back in the lineup and bats fifth. Rupp has caught every one of Aaron Nola's major-league starts.

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The Phils are looking to get Maikel Franco going. He's down to .250 on the season after going 1 for 17 in his last five games. Franco did have a few decent at-bats against Cardinals starter Michael Wacha last season, going 2 for 3 with a double.

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

And for the Cardinals:

1. Matt Carpenter, 3B
2. Stephen Piscotty, RF
3. Matt Holliday, LF
4. Matt Adams, 1B
5. Yadier Molina, C
6. Randal Grichuk, CF
7. Kolten Wong, 2B
8. Aledmys Diaz, SS
9. Michael Wacha, P

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