Dodgers Vs. Phillies: Matt Kemp Back In Starting Lineup

The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their homestand as the Philadelphia Phillies come to town for a three-game series beginning Monday night at Dodger Stadium. After sitting out Sunday with a scheduled day off, Matt Kemp is back in the starting lineup for the Dodgers on Monday.

Kemp, who missed 51 of the Dodgers' final 53 games before the All-Star break with two left hamstring strains, was 5-for-9 with a double in his first two games back on Friday and Saturday. But manager Don Mattingly gave Kemp a day off on Sunday.

Kemp, who said Sunday, "I'm available the rest of the season," is back in his familiar spot batting third for the Dodgers on Monday. He will face Joe Blanton, who starts for the Phillies, while Nathan Eovaldi takes the mound for the Dodgers. Here are Monday's starting lineups from Dodger Stadium:

Phillies (39-51)

  1. Jimmy Rollins 6
  2. Shane Victorino 8
  3. Chase Utley 4
  4. Ryan Howard 3
  5. Carlos Ruiz 2
  6. Hunter Pence 9
  7. Juan Pierre 7
  8. Placido Polanco 5
  9. Joe Blanton 1

Dodgers (48-42)

  1. Jerry Hairston Jr. 5
  2. Mark Ellis 4
  3. Matt Kemp 8
  4. Andre Ethier 9
  5. Juan Rivera 7
  6. James Loney 3
  7. Luis Cruz 6
  8. A.J. Ellis 2
  9. Nate Eovaldi 1

Monday's 7:10 p.m. PDT game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more on the Dodgers, check out True Blue LA.

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