Phillies Win Series Opener

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2008 11:05 PM CDT

(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. (Read more 2008 World Series stories.)

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