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Weiss shuffles lineup, moving Cuddyer to fifth

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PHILADELPHIA -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss came up with a simple attempt to remedy the Rockies' issues of not getting the big hit -- move someone who is hitting to a spot where the hits could be big.

For Tuesday night's game against the Phillies, Weiss dropped Michael Cuddyer -- 5-for-16 (.313) on a trip in which the Rockies have gone 1-3 -- from second to fifth. The Rockies went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in Monday night's 9-0 loss to the Phillies.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Rockies manager Walt Weiss came up with a simple attempt to remedy the Rockies' issues of not getting the big hit -- move someone who is hitting to a spot where the hits could be big.

For Tuesday night's game against the Phillies, Weiss dropped Michael Cuddyer -- 5-for-16 (.313) on a trip in which the Rockies have gone 1-3 -- from second to fifth. The Rockies went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position in Monday night's 9-0 loss to the Phillies.

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DJ LeMahieu moved from eighth to second in the order.

"A lot of it depends on who's in the lineup and how it all works together," Weiss said. "I felt dropping 'Cuddy' into the middle of the order will hopefully get him some RBI situations. He's swinging the bat well, so we try to set the table up top."

With the Phillies starting lefty Cole Hamels, Weiss went with right-handed hitting Drew Stubbs leading off, LeMahieu second, Troy Tulowitzki third and Carlos Gonzalez cleanup. Gonzalez and Justin Morneau, who hit sixth, were the only left-handed hitters in the order.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.

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