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Utley extends streak in Game 1; team trades Abreu to Yanks

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PHILADELPHIA -- Bobby Abreu is leaving Philadelphia and more changes are on the way. One constant for the Phillies: Chase Utley just keeps hitting.

Utley extended his hitting streak to 30 games and Mike Lieberthal hit a grand slam, leading Philadelphia past the Florida Marlins 11-5 in the first game of a doubleheader Sunday.

Abreu watched his last game with the Phillies from the dugout. The two-time All-Star was traded with starting pitcher Cory Lidle to the New Yankees for four minor league prospects during the game.

"It's tough to leave a place when you've been here so many years," Abreu said.

The Phillies get left-hander Matt Smith and Class-A shortstop C.J. Henry -- a first-round draft pick in 2005. They also landed rookie league catcher Jesus Sanchez and right-hander Carlos Monasterios.

After the trade was announced to the crowd before the ninth inning, Abreu came out to a standing ovation. The right fielder smiled and seemed touched by the response, and a few teammates applauded on the field.

"It made me feel so good," Abreu said. "I feel so appreciated. They've been good to me."

Lidle also came out and waved to the crowd.

Ryan Howard tied a major league record with five walks. The NL home run leader was intentionally walked in the eighth to load the bases for Aaron Rowand, who hit a two-run double that made it 11-5.

The Phillies have won four of five.

"We're still in the wild card," general manager Pat Gillick said.

Josh Willingham hit two homers and drove in four runs for the Marlins.

Abreu was scratched from the lineup about 10 minutes before the opener of the day-night doubleheader. Abreu (.277, eight home runs, 65 RBI) stayed in the dugout, chatting and joking with players on the bench. He received some hugs and cheered when Lieberthal hit a grand slam in the fourth.

And Abreu liked it when Utley extended the longest hitting streak in the major leagues this year. Utley blooped a ball to center off starter Anibal Sanchez (4-1) that Cody Ross appeared to misjudge. Ross seemed to be battling the sun and initially broke back before running in and making a futile effort to dive for the ball.

It's the third-longest hitting streak in team history. Shortstop Jimmy Rollins has the longest at 38 games -- the final 36 of last season and the first two this year. Ed Delahanty had a 31-game run in 1899.

On Friday night, the Phillies sent third baseman David Bell to the Milwaukee Brewers. Gillick said at least one more trade would be made before Monday's deadline.

"It looks like we're making big changes," left fielder Pat Burrell said.

All of that seemed to overshadow the return of 2003 All-Star Randy Wolf, who made his first start in more than a year after having surgery on his left arm. Wolf labored in his first start since June 11, 2005, throwing 97 pitches in 4 1/3 innings.

"I had butterflies, but I felt fine out there," Wolf said. "I wanted to be aggressive, but I was probably nibbling too much. My command was not that great."

He retired his first two batters, then walked two and gave up a run-scoring single to Willingham. Wolf allowed three hits, walked five and struck out four.

Aaron Fultz (2-0) allowed two runs in 2 2/3 innings of relief.

Miguel Olivo's solo homer gave the Marlins a 2-0 lead. Utley led off the fourth with a double and scored on Rowand's RBI double. With the bases loaded, Lieberthal hit his fourth career slam and first in three years into the left-field seats for a 5-2 lead.

Willingham added a two-run shot in the fifth, but the Phillies came right back with four runs in the fifth.

Abraham Nunez had a two-run single and Lieberthal punched a single to right past a drawn-in infield for his fifth RBI. Danny Sandoval's base hit skipped over second baseman Dan Uggla's glove to make it 9-4.

Willingham hit a solo shot, his 14th, in the eighth. Sanchez allowed eight runs in 4 1/3 innings.

"We didn't throw strikes, we got down in the count," Marlins manager Joe Girardi said. "You can't do that in this ballpark or you're in trouble."

Notes

  • Phillies RHP Ryan Franklin was designated for assignment, ending a disappointing stint with the team. He never adjusted to his new role in the bullpen. Franklin was 1-5 with 4.58 ERA and had allowed 10 home runs in 53 innings.
  • Abreu's 91 walks led the majors and his .427 on-base percentage was third in the National League.
  • Dick Allen (Aug. 16, 1968) and Von Hayes (July 6, 1990) are the other Phillies to walk five times in one game.
  • The Phillies recalled OF Michael Bourne and RHP Scott Mathieson from the minors to fill the open roster spots.
 
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All-Star Bobby Abreu's nine-year stay with the Phillies comes to an end.  (AP)
All-Star Bobby Abreu's nine-year stay with the Phillies comes to an end. (AP)

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Philadelphia

M. Lieberthal
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 5
Florida

J. Willingham
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 4
 

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Florida Marlins
Hanley Ramirez, SS5010000 .259
Dan Uggla, 2B4100131 .297
Miguel Cabrera, 3B3100211 .322
Cody Ross, CF3000102 .252
Josh Willingham, LF4234011 .260
Wes Helms, 1B2010211 .273
Joe Borchard, RF3000004 .229
    Matt Herges, P0000000 .000
   a- Reggie Abercrombie, PH0000000 .214
   b- Alfredo Amezaga, PH1010000 .275
    Chris Resop, P0000000 .000
Miguel Olivo, C4111001 .286
Anibal Sanchez, P2000000 .083
    Jeremy Hermida, RF2000001 .292
Totals335756612 
a-announced for Herges in the 8th
b-singled for Abercrombie in the 8th
Batting
2B - Hanley Ramirez (23, Wolf)
HR - Josh Willingham 2 (14, Fultz, Fultz), Miguel Olivo (11, Wolf)
RBI - Josh Willingham 4 (52), Miguel Olivo (38)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Willingham 3 (17)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - H. Ramirez-Uggla-Helms, Uggla-H. Ramirez-Helms
E - Jeremy Hermida (5, ), Dan Uggla (11, )
Florida Marlins
Anibal Sanchez (L,4-1) 4.1488621 4.46
Matt Herges 2.2410110 3.88
Chris Resop 1222210 3.46
IBB - Howard by Chris Resop
Pitches-Strikes - Anibal Sanchez 88-46, Matt Herges 35-24, Chris Resop 27-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Anibal Sanchez 5-6, Matt Herges 6-0, Chris Resop 1-1
Batters Faced - Anibal Sanchez 23, Matt Herges 12, Chris Resop 7
Philadelphia Phillies
Shane Victorino, RF5110002 .257
David Dellucci, LF4010112 .309
Chase Utley, 2B5220014 .325
Ryan Howard, 1B0200500 .282
Aaron Rowand, CF4223103 .259
Abraham Nunez, 3B4222112 .169
Mike Lieberthal, C4125001 .238
Danny Sandoval, SS4001000 .167
Randy Wolf, P2000010 .000
    Aaron Fultz, P1000002 .000
    Geoff Geary, P0100100 .333
Totals331110119416 
Batting
2B - Shane Victorino (9, Resop), Chase Utley (32, Sanchez), Aaron Rowand 2 (20, Sanchez, Resop)
3B - Chase Utley (3, Sanchez)
HR - Mike Lieberthal (2, Sanchez)
RBI - Aaron Rowand 3 (40), Abraham Nunez 2 (7), Mike Lieberthal 5 (18), Danny Sandoval (1)
2-OUT RBI - Aaron Rowand 2 (17)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Nunez-Utley-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Randy Wolf 4.1333541 6.23
Aaron Fultz (W,2-0) 2.2322112 4.56
Geoff Geary 2100010 3.45
WP - Randy Wolf (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Randy Wolf 97-52, Aaron Fultz 50-30, Geoff Geary 20-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Randy Wolf 3-6, Aaron Fultz 5-2, Geoff Geary 3-1
Batters Faced - Randy Wolf 21, Aaron Fultz 12, Geoff Geary 6
Game Information
Attendance - 31375
Game Time - 2:50
Temperature - 88
Umpires - Home - Bruce Dreckman, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Gary Darling