Rollins returns to lineup

Updated: June 30, 2009, 6:00 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Jimmy Rollins is back in Philadelphia's lineup after sitting out four straight games.

Rollins, hitting .211 after an 0-for-19 slump, returned as the Phillies' shortstop and leadoff hitter for Tuesday night's game against Atlanta.

Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he hopes Rollins will "play the way he always has, like he has fun."

Braves shortstop Yunel Escobar missed his fourth straight start with a sore right hip. Center fielder Nate McLouth missed his third straight start with a sore hamstring. Each was in manager Bobby Cox's early lineup and took batting practice.

Cox said he gave McLouth one more day off even though the outfielder said he could play. Cox said Escobar "says he can't go."


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