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Utley, Burrell homer as Phillies sink Reds

Apr 5, 2008 - 5:43 AM By Douglas Tifft PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- After managing just one hit in his previous seven at-bats, Chase Utley has come alive.

The second baseman belted two home runs to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday.

It was the 14th multi-home run game of Utley's career and brought him to 100 home runs in his career.

Utley downplayed the significance of the milestone.

"To me it's just another home run," he said.

Utley's offense came in support of righthander Kyle Kendrick (1-0) who went five-plus innings, giving up four runs on eight hits for the Phillies.

"I left the ball up a little bit, got behind in some counts," Kendrick said. "I just tried to be a power pitcher and that is not my game."

Kendrick came out for the sixth, but was relieved by Ryan Madson after walking Edwin Encarnacion. Madson worked two scoreless innings and righthander Rudy Seanez and lefthander J.C. Romero finished up with a scoreless inning apiece.

Righthander Josh Fogg (0-1) took the loss for the Reds, working four innings and giving up six runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out three.

Pat Burrell also had a strong day at the plate for the Phillies, punctuating a three-run first inning with a two-run home run to the upper deck in left field.

Utley's 365-foot homer to left in the third gave the Phillies a 5-1 lead. Two innings later, Utley added his second shot, a 338-foot fly ball down the left field line.

"Utley did some good hitting tonight," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said. "On the second home run he reacted to the breaking ball well and stayed on it."








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 8 10 0
    CINCINNATI 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: PHI - KYLE KENDRICK, RYAN MADSON (6TH), RUDY SEANEZ (8TH), J.C.
    ROMERO (9TH) AND CARLOS RUIZ
    CIN - JOSH FOGG, JEREMY AFFELDT (5TH), JARED BURTON
    (6TH), DAVID WEATH

    Apr 4 11:51 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY SHANE VICTORINO SCORED SO TAGUCHI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S VICTORINO ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 8
    CINCINNATI 4 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: C UTLEY (.385, 2-FOR-3, BB, 2 HR, 3 RBI)

    Phillies 8, Reds 4  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 4 11:39 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY CHASE UTLEY (3) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF JEREMY AFFELDT.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 7, CINCINNATI 4
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.273, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Phillies 7, Reds 4  Top 5, 0 OutsApr 4 10:19 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY COREY PATTERSON SCORED JOEY VOTTO.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J VALENTIN ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    CINCINNATI 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J KEPPINGER (.500, 1-FOR-2)

    Phillies 6, Reds 4  Bot 4, 0 OutsApr 4 10:14 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY JIMMY ROLLINS SCORED PEDRO FELIZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C RUIZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 6
    CINCINNATI 3 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: S VICTORINO (.083, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Phillies 6, Reds 3  Top 4, 0 OutsApr 4 10:02 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    ADAM DUNN HIT INTO DOUBLE PLAY SCORING KEN GRIFFEY JR.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5
    CINCINNATI 3 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: E ENCARNACION (.222, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Phillies 5, Reds 3  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 4 9:51 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED JEFF KEPPINGER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5
    CINCINNATI 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.385, 1-FOR-1)

    Phillies 5, Reds 2  Bot 3, 0 OutsApr 4 9:46 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY CHASE UTLEY (2) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF JOSH FOGG SCORED JIMMY ROLLINS.
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 5, CINCINNATI 1
    DUE UP FOR PHILADELPHIA: R HOWARD (.300, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Phillies 5, Reds 1  Top 3, 0 OutsApr 4 9:37 PM


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    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEN GRIFFEY JR SCORED COREY PATTERSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K GRIFFEY JR ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: PHILADELPHIA 3
    CINCINNATI 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.333, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Phillies 3, Reds 1  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 4 9:06 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    PHILADELPHIA 3 3 2 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: PHI - KYLE KENDRICK
    CIN - JOSH FOGG

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: C PATTERSON (.125, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
    J KEPPINGER (.500, 1 HR, 1 RBI)
    K GRIFFEY JR (.111, 0 HR,

    Phillies 3, Reds 0  Bot 1, 0 OutsApr 4 8:59 PM
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    roots
    Againigan Added 5 roots

    Phillies vs. RedsApr 4 3:24 PM