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Philadelphia at Colorado

W: R. Madson (1-0) L: Z. Day (1-1)
S: T. Gordon (3)
HR: PHI - A. Rowand (2), P. Burrell (4), C. Utley (3), C. Utley (4)   COL - None

Utley doubles pleasure again, Phils survive at Coors

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

DENVER -- Chase Utley started a little late this season.

Utley hit his third career grand slam and homered twice for the second straight day, and the Philadelphia Phillies held off the Colorado Rockies 10-8 Friday night.

Utley was in a 1-for-19 slide with no homers this season before connecting twice in Thursday's 7-6 win at Atlanta.

"It doesn't look too much different, to be honest with you," he said. "I feel a little more comfortable at the plate and these last few days, I haven't missed the balls that I should have."

He doubled in the first, followed Pat Burrell's homer in the third with one of his own, then hit a grand slam on Suny Kim's first pitch to him in the fourth. Utley, who flied out in the sixth and eighth innings, had his fourth game with five RBI, his second at Coors Field.

"It's a great place to hit," Utley said of Coors Field. "You can see the ball well, and it definitely travels. It's a big park, but it definitely travels well."

Aaron Rowand also homered for the Phillies, who outhit Colorado 16-14.

"Tonight, his first three at-bats, he had a really good swing. He has a good swing and controls it really good," Philadelphia manager Charlie Manuel said of Utley. "He has good balance and quick hands."

Trailing 10-4, Colorado closed the gap to three when Matt Holliday hit a three-run double in the ninth off Julio Santana. Tom Gordon relieved, retired Luis E. Gonzalez on a groundout, then walked pinch-hitter Jason Smith, putting runners at the corners.

Pinch-hitter Miguel Ojeda followed with an RBI single, and left fielder Shane Victorino threw to third. David Bell tagged Smith, who was called out by umpire Mike Everitt on a close play.

The Rockies didn't dispute the call.

"Bad baserunning play," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "Very bad."

"I felt awful," Smith said. "Especially when the game ended the way it did."

Gordon got his third save in three chances.

Ryan Madson (1-0) allowed four runs and 11 hits in seven innings and also went 3-for-3.

"I just wanted to get out of there so they could hit because I wanted to watch them hit all night," Madson said. "I didn't want to make an out so that someone else could get another at-bat."

Colorado starter Zach Day (1-1) gave up five runs and seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.

"Zach was very hittable," Hurdle said. "He didn't have any good weapons."

Garrett Atkins had four hits and two RBI for the Rockies.


  • Madson got his first major league hit.
  • Madson threw 30 pitches in the first inning, including 13 to leadoff hitter Cory Sullivan.
  • The Phillies had back-to-back home runs for the first time this year.
  • Colorado RHP Byung-Hyun Kim (strained right hamstring) is scheduled to make a 60-pitch rehab outing Saturday for Triple-A Colorado Springs.
  • Atkins batted cleanup for the seventh straight game.
  • RHP Ramon Ramirez made his major league debut for Colorado and pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
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Mike Lieberthal's tag of Clint Barmes is late, one of 18 runs scored in the game.  (AP)
Mike Lieberthal's tag of Clint Barmes is late, one of 18 runs scored in the game. (AP)

Players of the Game

C. Utley
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2

G. Atkins
AB 5
R 1
H 4
HR 0

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Ryan Howard, 1B4110120 .343
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2B - Chase Utley (4, Day), Mike Lieberthal (4, Kim)
HR - Aaron Rowand (2, Day), Pat Burrell (4, Day), Chase Utley 2 (4, Day, Kim)
SF - Pat Burrell (1)
SH - Julio Santana (1)
RBI - Aaron Rowand 2 (5), Pat Burrell 2 (7), Chase Utley 5 (12), Mike Lieberthal (4)
2-OUT RBI - Aaron Rowand 2 (3), Mike Lieberthal (4)
Team LOB - 12
Outfield Assists - Shane Victorino 1
E - Chase Utley (1, Wild throw)
Philadelphia Phillies
Ryan Madson (W,1-0) 71143220 2.77
Julio Santana 1244100 10.80
Arthur Rhodes (H,2) 0.1000010 2.45
Tom Gordon (S,3) 0.2100100 1.93
HBP - Barmes (by Julio Santana)
Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Madson 102-65, Julio Santana 26-15, Arthur Rhodes 4-3, Tom Gordon 9-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Madson 10-9, Julio Santana 1-2, Tom Gordon 1-0
Batters Faced - Ryan Madson 34, Julio Santana 7, Arthur Rhodes 1, Tom Gordon 3
Colorado Rockies
Cory Sullivan, CF4000112 .318
Clint Barmes, SS4210002 .302
Todd Helton, 1B3320201 .406
Garrett Atkins, 3B5142001 .432
Matt Holliday, LF5113004 .256
Brad Hawpe, RF5021013 .385
Luis Gonzalez, 2B5000017 .105
Danny Ardoin, C4110000 .125
   a- Jason Smith, PH0000100 .450
Zach Day, P0000000 .000
    Sun-Woo Kim, P10100001.000
   b- Jamey Carroll, PH1010000 .167
    Ramon Ramirez, P0000000 .000
   c- Choo Freeman, PH1000000 .125
    David Cortes, P0000000 .000
   d- Miguel Ojeda, PH1011000 .286
a-walked for Ardoin in the 9th
b-singled for Kim in the 6th
c-grounded out for Ramirez in the 8th
d-singled for Cortes in the 9th
2B - Garrett Atkins (7, Madson), Matt Holliday (4, Santana), Sun-Woo Kim (1, Madson)
3B - Todd Helton (1, Madson)
SH - Zach Day (1)
RBI - Garrett Atkins 2 (9), Matt Holliday 3 (8), Brad Hawpe (13), Miguel Ojeda (5)
2-OUT RBI - Brad Hawpe (3), Miguel Ojeda (1)
SB - Jamey Carroll (1, 2nd base off Madson/Lieberthal)
Team LOB - 10
Outfield Assists - Brad Hawpe 1
Colorado Rockies
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Sun-Woo Kim 3.1655321 19.80
Ramon Ramirez 2100020 0.00
David Cortes 1200110 0.00
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HBP - Rowand (by Zach Day)
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Day 3-4, Sun-Woo Kim 1-6, Ramon Ramirez 1-3, David Cortes 1-1
Batters Faced - Zach Day 18, Sun-Woo Kim 18, Ramon Ramirez 7, David Cortes 6
Game Information
Attendance - 25392
Game Time - 3:07
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Alfonso Marquez, First Base - Larry Young, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Mike Everitt