In his ongoing quest to find a No. 3 hitter, Charlie Manuel turned to Hunter Pence on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park.

That also paved the way for Carlos Ruiz's debut as the Phillies' clean-up hitter, a task lately handled by Pence.

Both Pence, the Phillies' right-fielder, and Manuel, his manager, downplayed the moves.

But for a Phillies team that had scored four runs the previous three games, all losses, it was another attempt to stir up the offense.