Phillies slugger to start against Marlins

Updated: May 29, 2010, 5:42 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Right fielder Jayson Werth was back in the Philadelphia Phillies' lineup on Saturday.

Manager Charlie Manuel gave Werth the night off Friday, a game where the Phillies wound up beating the Florida Marlins 3-2 to snap a five-game losing streak and what was a 30-inning scoreless drought.

Manuel indicated he wanted to give Werth a quick break, just because he was sensing that Werth was pressing at the plate.

Werth came into Saturday with a .309 average, 10th-best in the National League. He also was second on the Phillies with nine home runs and was in a three-way tie with Shane Victorino and Ryan Howard for the team lead in RBIs with 33.


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