Found March 04, 2013 on Phillies Nation:
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm McKechnie Field– Bradenton, FL Weather: 59, Clear TV: No TV today. Only MLB Radio. Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter John Lannan gets the start today for the Phils as they match up with the Bucs. Line-Up 1. Revere – CF 2. Young – 3B 3. Utley – 2B 4. Howard – 1B 5. Ruf – LF 6. Brown – RF 7. Mayberry – DH 8. Betancourt – SS 9. Quintero – C Go Phillies!

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