Phillies Win Series Opener

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2008 11:05 PM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins (11) tags out Tampa Bay's Carlos Pena at second base in the sixth inning.   (AP Photo/Mike Carlson)
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(Newser) – Solid pitching and a dose of power gave the Phillies Game 1 of the World Series tonight in Tampa Bay. Chad Utley hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and ace Cole Hamels pitched 7 strong innings in Philadelphia's 3-2 win, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Carl Crawford homered for the Rays, who will try to even things up Thursday night.