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Phillies Make Lineup Change In Hopes To Avoid Sweep

Written by Tony Ghaul

The Philadelphia Phillies host the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday for the final of a three game series. They will attempt to avoid getting swept.

Phillies Manager Rob Thomson made change in the batting order that all the fans and local media have been clamoring for. Bryson Stott has moved to the top spot and Kyle Schwarber has been dropped to fifth.

After their loss on Saturday, the Phillies have now lost six in a row. Starting pitching has been the main issue as the offense has begun to turn things around.

Bryce Harper hit his first home run of the season and Trea Turner also added one of his own in the loss.

Harper was playing in his fourth game since returning from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Nov. 23. He blasted a pitch off Corey Kluber to the opposite field and over the wall in left-center with nobody on and one out in the fifth inning.

Taijuan Walker (2-2, 6.91) will take the mound for the Phillies will face Tanner Houck of Boston. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. ET.

Photo courtsey of TV Guide

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