Utley Unbelievable in Phillies Win

Second baseman goes 3-for-3 with two homers
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2008 12:21 AM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies' Chase Utley hits a three run home run against the New York Mets in the fifth inning of their game last night in Philadelphia.    (AP Photo/H. Rumph Jr.)
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(Newser) – Chase Utley hit two home runs and Pedro Feliz added a tiebreaking pinch-hit homer in the seventh to help the Philadelphia Phillies avoid a sweep and beat the New York Mets 5-4 last night. Utley went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and two runs as the Phillies won the finale of the three-game series and ended Philadelphia's four-game losing streak against the Mets.

Eric Bruntlett, starting at shortstop for the injured Jimmy Rollins, made a diving stop on Carlos Beltran's hard grounder up the middle with two outs in the ninth and runners on first and second, likely preventing the tying run from scoring. Bruntlett's play helped Brad Lidge escape a shaky ninth for his third save. J.C. Romero (1-0) tossed two scoreless innings for the win.