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  • Utley stays hot, powers Phillies' sweep of Marlins

    Utley stays hot, powers Phillies' sweep of Marlins
    PHILADELPHIA — After struggling through the majority of spring training, Chase Utley has become one of the hottest hitters in baseball. The way he hit Sunday, he might actually be on fire. With the game knotted at 3-3 and two men out in the...
  • Personnel hasn't changed much and neither has results in bullpen

    Personnel hasn't changed much and neither has results in bullpen
    Last year the Phillies had the second-worst bullpen ERA (4.19) in the National League. Only the Colorado Rockies, in the thin air at Coors Field, were worse with a 4.23 ERA. After a season like that, you would think major changes would be in store....
  • Phillies edge the Marlins' Rollins' home run in 10th inning

    PHILADELPHIA Jimmy Rollins made the Phillies' first extra-inning game of the season a success. Rollins hit a two-out home run off Dan Jennings in the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park. It was the...
  • Phillies overcome two Stanton homers to top Marlins

    Phillies overcome two Stanton homers to top Marlins
    Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs Saturday. Neither shot reverberated through Citizens Bank Park like the one Jimmy Rollins hit off Dan Jennings to give the Phillies a 5-4, walk-off win in 10 innings. The Phillies overcame Stanton’s three-hit,...
  • Phillies' closer issues magnified following last season

    ARLINGTON, Texas A dazed Ryne Sandberg watched his $50 million closer lose his composure a few minutes before someone presented the logical conclusion to the Phillies manager. Jonathan Papelbon yet again mirrored the pitcher who relied on contact, not...
  • Phillies lose third game in a row

    PHILADELPHIA Antonio Bastardo walked Mark Reynolds, the first batter Wednesday in a tie game's eighth inning. Bastardo did not pay attention to the slow-footed Milwaukee Brewers first baseman, who stole a base for the sixth time in three years. The...
  • Phillies sloppy in loss to Brewers

    Phillies sloppy in loss to Brewers
    PHILADELPHIA — Ryan Howard's defense has never been one of the strongest aspects of his game. He's done a lot of work over the years to strengthen it, but Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Brewers, his error at first base allowed the go-ahead...
  • Phillies go left to rock the Cubs

    CHICAGO The "SANDBERG 23" flag whipped atop Wrigley Field's right-field foul pole, and its namesake predicted a fine day for hitting at the brick ballpark that celebrated its 100th birthday. Ryne Sandberg would know. He remembered the bitter April games...
  • Phillies fill out bench, complete Opening Day roster

    PHILADELPHIA — Ruben Amaro Jr. planned to go right up to the 3 p.m. deadline Sunday to set his roster but with rain wiping out Saturday's final game of the preseason, the general manager was able to make his decisions earlier rather than later. The...
  • What might the bullpen look like for the Phillies?

     
    Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon (58) throws during spring training at Bright House Field. (Tommy Gilligan/USA Today) The bullpen is anything but set right now for the Phillies. Jonathan Papelbon, Antonio Bastardo and Jake Diekman are...
  • Offense, bullpen did more than their share Thursday

     
    For as inconsistent as Roy Halladay was Thursday, there was nothing inconsistent about Phillies hitters or relievers. For the fourth time this season and the first time since Aug. 8, they put double-digit runs on the board. Their first inning......
  • Team to Dom Brown: Enjoy every All-Star moment

    Team to Dom Brown: Enjoy every All-Star moment
    PHILADELPHIA — Dom Brown should expect to be busy as he takes part in his first All-Star Game this week. "There's basically stuff going on 24/7," said teammate Cliff Lee, who will be making his fourth appearance. "I didn't expect that much stuff...