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Burrell at the top, starts with a bang



UPDATE, 1:08: Burrell got a nice, though brief, ovation from the crowd, took three pitches and then crushed a 1-2 pitch from Cole Hamels over the leftfield fence, and got a bigger cheer. Burrell, as scheduled, was then done for the day, replaced in rightfield by Zobrist. Carlos Pena hit a three-run homer off the rightfield foul pole later in the inning.

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Manager Joe Maddon has a surprise for the Phillies fans today - Pat Burrell batting leadoff. Burrell is listed as playing rightfield,  but won't take the field, replaced by Ben Zobrist.

The complete lineup, with the game played under NL rules:

Burrell, rf
Bartlett, ss
Crawford, lf
Longoria, 3b
Pena, 1b
Kapler, cf
Riggans, c
Iwamura, 2b
Garza, p

Rollins, ss
Victorino, cf
Utley, 2b
Howard, 1b
Ibanez, lf
Stairs, rf
Dobbs, 3b
Ruiz, c
Hamels, p

[Last modified: Monday, December 21, 2009 12:45am]


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