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Phillies Survive, Force Game 6

Philadelphia jumps on Burnett early, holds off late threat

(Newser) - The Philadelphia Phillies kept their title defense alive tonight, jumping on New York Yankees starter AJ Burnett early then hanging on late for an 8-6 victory in Game 5 of the World Series. The Phillies trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven matchup, and head back to New York for Game 6... More »

Lee, Phillies Handcuff Yankees in Opener

Lefty strikes out 10 in 6-1, complete-game win for defending champs

(Newser) - Cliff Lee outdueled former Cleveland teammate CC Sabathia as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Yankees 6-1 to win Game 1 of the World Series. Lee struck out 10 and shut out New York until the ninth inning; fellow lefty Sabathia allowed two solo home runs to Philadelphia second... More »

You're Missing Out on a Great Series

The teams in this match-up make it worth watching

(Newser) - Nobody's watching the World Series, and this year, writes Gene Wojciechowski for ESPN, everybody's missing out. Both the Rays and the Phillies came from behind to get here. They’re both managed by colorful characters: One wears a Mohawk, and the other would “rather swallow a wad of chaw.... More »

Phillies Cruise in Game 1

Hamels pitches 8 shutout innings in victory over Milwaukee

(Newser) - Cole Hamels struck out nine in eight shutout innings and got all the run support he needed on a two-run, third-inning double from Chase Utley as the Philadelphia Phillies won Game 1 of their first-round National League playoff series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 3-1. The victory was Philadelphia’s... More »

Morneau Wins HR Derby, But Hamilton Wows

28-homer first round starts off the All-Star break with a blast

(Newser) - Justin Morneau won the Home Run Derby last night, but Josh Hamilton got all the attention—and rightly so, writes the New York Times. The Texas slugger hit a record 28 bombs in the first round alone, and smashed 35 homers total, to Morneau's 22. “I rarely watch myself... More »

The Fittest Guys in America

Barack Makes list of fittest guys

(Newser) - Barack Obama has already nailed one nomination. He's cruised onto a list of the fittest guys in America. His 16-hour days on the campaign trail, early morning workouts at hotel gyms, brisk 45-minute runs and pick-up basketball games put him in some super-fit company, according to the list compiled by... More »

Phillies Top D-backs 5-4

(Newser) - Chase Utley singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth and Arizona twice blew late-inning leads Wednesday night when the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 5-4. Conor Jackson went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, including a run-scoring double that put Arizona up 4-3 in the seventh. More »

Giants Slide by Phillies

Molina singles in go-ahead run in the 10th inning

(Newser) - Bengie Molina singled in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to lift the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies last night. Chase Utley hit his major league-leading 13th homer and Geoff Jenkins had a solo shot for the Phillies. Fred Lewis had a solo... More »

Utley, Burrell Go Deep in Phillies' Win

(Newser) - Pat Burrell hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Philadelphia Phillies over the San Francisco Giants 6-5 last night. Aaron Rowand gave the Giants a one-run lead with a solo shot leading off the top of the inning, but the Phillies... More »

Howard Sparks Philly to Win Over Pittsburgh

Kendrick pitches into 8th as Phillies win their third straight

(Newser) - Ryan Howard homered in his return to the starting lineup and Kyle Kendrick pitched into the eighth inning, helping the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 last night. Chase Utley had two hits and scored twice and Geoff Jenkins added two hits and an RBI for the Phillies, who... More »

Fielder Leads Brewers Past Phillies

The Prince smacks two homers for Milwaukee

(Newser) - Prince Fielder hit a pair of two-run homers as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 last night. The homers snapped a relative power drought for Fielder, the defending National League home run champion who had 50 a year ago. Fielder went homerless in his first 14 games... More »

Utley's Homer Streak Hits 5 and Phillies Beat Rockies 9-5

Philadelphia rallies in 8th and 9th for victory

(Newser) - Now that there's no playoff pressure, the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies with relative ease. Chase Utley homered for the fifth straight game, Jason Werth hit an inside-the-park home run and Philadelphia rallied for a 9-5 win over Colorado on Monday night in the first meeting between the teams... More »

Utley Unbelievable in Phillies Win

Second baseman goes 3-for-3 with two homers

(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... More »

Phillies Score 4 in Ninth to Rally Past Houston

Houston closer Valverde roughed up, fails to save 100th career game

(Newser) - Pedro Feliz's RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning capped a four-run rally that carried the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night. Houston starter Shawn Chacon allowed only four singles in eight impressive innings before handing the ball to closer Jose... More »

Utley's Throwing Error Gives Cubs 6-5 Win

Miscue in 10th inning is Phillies' 15th of the season

(Newser) - Second baseman Chase Utley's throwing error allowed Ronny Cedeno to score the go-ahead run for the Cubs in the 10th inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 today. Jayson Werth and Eric Bruntlett hit solo homers for the Phillies, while Mark DeRosa had a solo shot for the Cubs. Kerry... More »

Phillies Trounce Mets as Wagner Melts Down

NY closer blows a save; Mets' division lead narrows to two games

(Newser) - The Mets counted on closer Billy Wagner to pull off a crucial two-inning save last night, and he blew it. Wagner surrendered one run in the eighth inning and two in the ninth, the last on a Chase Utley single that won the game 11-0 for Philadelphia. The Phillies' key... More »

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