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Phillies 11, Diamondbacks 3

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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PHOENIX -- Bobby Abreu knew how to handle a former teammate.

Abreu capped a six-run seventh inning with a grand slam off Tim Worrell, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-3 Friday night to win for the fifth time in six games.

"It was a pretty good pitch for him," Abreu said. "I just wanted to make contact there, and things happen, you know. I was just trying to continue the rally."

Worrell was acquired by Arizona from Philadelphia on July 21 for Matt Kata and cash.

"I just fell behind and made a pitch up and over the plate," Worrell said of the 3-1 pitch

Abreu had been 0-for-5 against Worrell with three strikeouts.

"That doesn't mean I don't get him tomorrow, and just because he was 0-for-5 doesn't mean he's going to be 0-for-6, so I don't buy into that stuff, I guess," Worrell said. "So it's just a different story if I make my pitch."

Chase Utley hit two solo homers for Philadelphia, which moved within 2½ games of NL East-leading Atlanta and maintained a 1½-game lead in the wild-card race.

Aaron Fultz (3-0) pitched two hitless innings for the victory.

"He's done nothing but improve," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's been very good in the role we put him in; he's been fantastic. The back end of our bullpen, that is a strong key to our game."

Brad Halsey (8-11) allowed four runs, four hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings, losing his fourth consecutive start after going 4-0 in six starts from July 3 to Aug. 4. Arizona has lost six games in a row and has been outscored 119-49 while dropping 11 of its last 13.

"We've been outscored in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings maybe 100-2, it seems like," Luis Gonzalez said. "And when we get behind like that, it's tough. The hitters have to change their approach, the pitchers on the other team get to play around up there. I mean, they don't have to go right at you."

Philadelphia trailed 3-1 before pinch-hitter Ramon Martinez's sacrifice fly in the fifth, and Utley tied the score when he homered leading off the seventh.

"It took us a little while, but we swung the bats well tonight," Utley said.

Halsey walked Ryan Howard with one out, Brandon Lyon relieved, and Philadelphia loaded the bases on Mike Lieberthal's single and Jimmy Rollins' walk around a flyout by Kenny Lofton.

Worrell came in, and Jason Michaels hit a hard grounder to deep shortstop that Royce Clayton stopped with a dive. But Clayton couldn't get a forceout at second, and Philadelphia went ahead 4-3 on the infield single.

Abreu followed with his sixth career slam, becoming the first Phillies player to hit three in one season since Gene Freese in 1959.

"It just got out of hand there," Diamondbacks manager Bob Melvin said. "Royce makes a nice play, and if it comes out of his glove it's 3-3 and we're off the field. After that it just snowballed."

Pinch-hitter Endy Chavez added a two-run triple in the eighth against Jason Bulger, who made his major league debut, and scored on a triple by Rollins.

Phillies starter Brett Myers gave up three runs, four hits and four walks in four innings.

After Utley homered onto the concourse behind the overhang in right-center leading off the second, Arizona took its first lead since a 6-2 win over Cincinnati on Aug. 20.

Kelly Stinnett hit an RBI single in the second and Halsey bunted home a run. Troy Glaus hit his 27th homer, increasing the lead to 3-1 in the third.

Gonzalez, the previous batter, beat out a roller to the mound. But he turned toward second when Myers' throw eluded Howard at first and then took his time returning to the bag. Utley ran over from second, picked up the ball and threw it to Howard, who tagged Gonzalez out in a blunder reminiscent of Luis Terrero falling for a hidden-ball trick Aug. 10 at Florida.

"That's kind of a stupid rule, but I tried to sell it and tell them I didn't go," Gonzalez said. "I did, I knew I did. It's like telling a cop when you've got a speeding ticket, and you tell him you didn't go over the speed limit and he's got you on radar."

Notes

Utley, a second-year player, also had a multihomer game May 5 at Milwaukee. ... The Phillies are 22-7 vs. the NL West. ... Bulger gave up three runs and four hits, getting just two outs. ... Abreu's homer was his 185th with the Phillies, tying Johnny Callison for seventh.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 2
RBI 2
Philadelphia

B. Abreu
AB 5
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 4
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS4111102 .261
Jason Michaels, CF-RF4121101 .310
Bobby Abreu, RF5114013 .297
    Aquilino Lopez, P0000000 .000
Pat Burrell, LF5000011 .279
Chase Utley, 2B5222000 .297
David Bell, 3B5110010 .249
Ryan Howard, 1B3210101 .280
Mike Lieberthal, C2220200 .247
Brett Myers, P0000000 .120
   a- Ramon Martinez, PH0001000 .276
    Aaron Fultz, P0000000 .333
   b- Kenny Lofton, PH1000002 .315
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
   c- Endy Chavez, PH-CF1112000 .224
Totals351111115310 
a-hit a sacrifice fly for Myers in the 5th
b-flied out for Fultz in the 7th
c-tripled for Madson in the 8th
Batting
2B - David Bell (26, Halsey)
3B - Jimmy Rollins (8, Bulger), Endy Chavez (3, Bulger)
HR - Bobby Abreu (22, Worrell), Chase Utley 2 (19, Halsey, Halsey)
SF - Ramon Martinez (4)
SH - Brett Myers (9)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins (35), Jason Michaels (25), Bobby Abreu 4 (82), Chase Utley 2 (78), Ramon Martinez (10), Endy Chavez 2 (9)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins (16), Jason Michaels (10), Bobby Abreu 4 (33), Endy Chavez 2 (4)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
E - Ryan Howard (4, Dropped a foul pop up)
Philadelphia Phillies
Brett Myers 4433441 3.55
Aaron Fultz (W,3-0) 2000110 2.34
Ryan Madson 1100000 3.28
Aquilino Lopez 2000030 1.50
Pitches-Strikes - Brett Myers 84-46, Aaron Fultz 26-14, Ryan Madson 24-15, Aquilino Lopez 24-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brett Myers 3-4, Ryan Madson 2-1, Aquilino Lopez 1-2
Batters Faced - Brett Myers 19, Aaron Fultz 7, Ryan Madson 4, Aquilino Lopez 6
Arizona Diamondbacks
Craig Counsell, 2B3000113 .272
Royce Clayton, SS4000011 .270
Luis Gonzalez, LF4010002 .281
Troy Glaus, 3B4111021 .261
Chad Tracy, RF3110110 .290
Conor Jackson, 1B2100211 .184
Luis Terrero, CF4000013 .254
Kelly Stinnett, C4011011 .289
Brad Halsey, P0001100 .065
    Brandon Lyon, P0000000 .000
    Tim Worrell, P0000000 .000
   a- Quinton McCracken, PH1010000 .227
    Jason Bulger, P0000000 .000
    Lance Cormier, P0000000 .200
   b- Alex Cintron, PH1000000 .254
Totals303535812 
a-singled for Worrell in the 7th
b-grounded out for Cormier in the 9th
Batting
HR - Troy Glaus (27, Myers)
SH - Brad Halsey (6)
RBI - Troy Glaus (77), Kelly Stinnett (10), Brad Halsey (2)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Glaus (23)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Clayton-Counsell-Jackson
Arizona Diamondbacks
Brad Halsey (L,8-11) 6.1444312 4.44
Brandon Lyon 0.1122100 5.92
Tim Worrell 0.1222001 6.28
Jason Bulger 0.2433010 40.50
Lance Cormier 1.1000110 5.43
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Halsey 93-57, Brandon Lyon 14-7, Tim Worrell 7-4, Jason Bulger 34-23, Lance Cormier 21-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Halsey 9-8, Lance Cormier 1-2
Batters Faced - Brad Halsey 25, Brandon Lyon 3, Tim Worrell 3, Jason Bulger 6, Lance Cormier 5
Game Information
Attendance - 22397
Game Time - 3:10
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bruce Froemming, Third Base - Jerry Meals