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Sizemore starts in right field for third consecutive day

Grady Sizemore will start in right field Thursday for the third consecutive day.

CLEARWATER, Fla. --- It looks like a safe bet Grady Sizemore will be the Phillies' opening day rightfielder.

With Domonic Brown on the disabled list with left Achilles tendinitis, Sizemore is at least the favorite to start in Brown's place. Manager Ryne Sandberg had Sizemore in his lineup Thursday for the third consecutive game.

Sizemore, 32, entered Thursday's Grapefruit League finale against the Tampa Bay Rays with just nine hits - all singles - in 45 at-bats. He will bat fifth against the Rays.

Here is the rest of the Phillies' final lineup of spring training:

1. Ben Revere LF

2. Odubel Herrera CF

3. Chase Utley 2B

4. Ryan Howard 1B

5. Grady Sizemore RF

6. Cody Asche 3B

7. Cameron Rupp C

8. Freddy Galvis SS

9. Jerome Williams SP