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Philadelphia at Toronto

W: G. Geary (5-0) L: A. Burnett (1-2)
HR: PHI - R. Howard (28), C. Utley (16)   TOR - None

Trio of Phillies combine to end Toronto's winning streak

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

TORONTO -- The Philadelphia Phillies could use a day off after finishing one of their worst road trips in recent memory.

Ryan Howard and Chase Utley homered, and Bobby Abreu had four RBI to help the Phillies end Toronto five-game winning streak with an 11-6 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Howard hit his 28th homer for the Phillies, who went 2-7 on an awful road trip that saw pitcher Brett Myers arrested for domestic violence.

"We had a lot going on," manager Charlie Manuel. "A day off might help."

The Phillies have Monday off before beginning a six-game homestand.

They went 37-44 through the first 81 games of the season

Asked to describe the first half, Manuel said "it was very inconsistent. Any time you have a losing record it's disappointing. Surprised? I'd say probably."

Utley and Abreu each went 3-for-5 for the Phillies, who have won just five of their last 22 games.

Geoff Geary (5-0) pitched 3 1/3 innings for the victory.

"I've been in the right place at the right time," Geary said. "The five wins that I have it wasn't like I did some miraculous."

Reed Johnson had three hits for the Blue Jays, who were trying for second straight sweep.

Toronto starter A.J. Burnett (1-2), who was solid in his first two starts since being activated from the disabled list, struggled against Philadelphia -- allowing seven runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings.

"We had a chance at a sweep and the starter sets the tone and it wasn't done today," Burnett said. "I didn't have control all game. I've got things to work on."

Toronto's Bengie Molina and Lyle Overbay had RBI singles in the first, but Utley tied it in the second with a two-run single.

Toronto's Frank Catalanotto hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom half, but Howard tied it again in the third with his solo shot off Burnett.

Abreu's two-run double gave Philadelphia a 5-3 lead in the fourth.

John McDonald's RBI bunt single scored Eric Hinske cut it to 5-4 in the fourth before the Phillies scored two runs in the fifth on Chris Cote's RBI double and Jimmy Rollins' run-scoring single.

Hinske tripled and scored on Reed Johnson's RBI single in the sixth to make it 7-5.

But Abreu's two-run single in the seventh and Pat Burrell's RBI single made it 10-5 in the seventh.

Utley hit his 16th homer, a solo shot off Scott Downs in the ninth.


  • Philadelphia C Sal Fasano left in the fourth with inflammation in his left knee. He's day-to-day.
  • LF David Dellucci left in the seventh with a strained left shoulder. He's day-to-day.
  • Toronto CF Vernon Wells missed his second straight game with a strained hamstring. Manager John Gibbons said Wells might play Monday in front of family in Texas.
  • The Blue Jays optioned RHP Jason Frasor to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled Shaun Marcum from Syracuse.
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Bengie Molina applies a tag, but Chase Utley is able to slide under and score in the second inning.  (AP)
Bengie Molina applies a tag, but Chase Utley is able to slide under and score in the second inning. (AP)

Players of the Game

B. Abreu
AB 5
R 0
H 3
HR 0

C. Utley
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 1

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E - Geoff Geary (, Wild throw)
Philadelphia Phillies
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Ryan Franklin (H,) 1.2311000
Rheal Cormier 0.1000000
Arthur Rhodes 1000020
Tom Gordon 1311000
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Toronto Blue Jays
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Frank Catalanotto, LF2101201
Troy Glaus, 3B4000015
    Chad Mottola, RF1110000
Shea Hillenbrand, DH5020022
Bengie Molina, C5022001
Lyle Overbay, 1B5011013
Aaron Hill, SS4000002
Eric Hinske, RF-3B4220010
John McDonald, 2B1110100
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3B - Eric Hinske (, Franklin)
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Toronto Blue Jays
A.J. Burnett (L,-) 4.11075361
Brian Tallet 2.1133240
Jason Frasor 1.1400020
Scott Downs 1211111
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Game Information
Attendance - 26177
Game Time - 3:27
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Rob Drake, First Base - Field Culbreth, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Marty Foster