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Phillies 9, Indians 6

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CLEVELAND -- Ryan Howard enjoys hitting at Jacobs Field.

Howard hit a 451-foot homer and drove in four runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies over the Cleveland Indians 9-6 Tuesday night and helping Kyle Kendrick to his first major league victory.

Howard had an RBI single in a three-run first, homered into the second deck in right in the third off Jason Stanford (1-1) and added a two-run double in the ninth off Roberto Hernandez. Of Howard's last 27 hits, 13 have been home runs.

Howard also homered and had two hits in Monday's opener of the three-game series.

"So far, it's been pretty nice," he said of his two games in Cleveland. "It looks like a big ballpark, but the ball carries a little bit better, especially when you get it toward the lines."

Howard's long home run came on an 0-2 pitch with one out in the third, but he wasn't overly impressed with the distance.

"As long as it's over the wall, it doesn't matter how far it goes, whether it's 600 feet or 401 feet," he said.

Kendrick, a 23-year-old right-hander making his second major league start, allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. Called up from Double-A Reading on June 13, he made his debut that day against the Chicago White Sox and didn't get a decision. He also allowed three runs in six innings in that game.

"I guess you can say it's happened a little bit sooner than I thought, but it's here and I'm trying to make something out of it," he said.

"I felt like Kyle did a good job," manager Charlie Manuel said. "His poise is good and he pitched well."

Slumping Pat Burrell hit a two-run double in the first, and Chase Utley added a two-run single off Aaron Fultz in the seventh.

Ryan Garko, who entered in a 2-for-41 slump, hit a solo homer in the second. He added an RBI single in the fourth.

Stanford allowed six runs and six hits in 6 2-3 innings. He struck out three, walked one and hit two batters.

"There were three pitches, I wish I could have back," Stanford said. "The double to Burrell, the 0-2 to Howard and the 0-2 pitch that hit (Shane) Victorino (in the seventh)."

With the Indians trailing 6-3, Jason Michaels hit a two-run single with two outs and the bases loaded in the eighth off Mike Madsen.

Jose Mesa relieved and was booed by Cleveland fans who haven't forgotten he pitcher blew the save for the Indians in the ninth inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series against Florida, which Cleveland lost in 11 innings.

Mesa, signed by the Phillies on June 9 after being released by Detroit, quieted the fans a bit by retiring pinch-hitter Casey Blake on a groundout.

"Jose's popularity is good with me as long as he gets people out," Manuel said.

After Jimmy Rollins started the game with a bunt single, Utley was hit by a pitch with one out. Howard followed with a line drive single that hit off Garko's glove at first base.

With two outs, Burrell, who has been in a season-long slump, doubled to center for a 3-0 lead. Burrell had been hitless in his last 12 at-bats and was batting .150 (20-for-133) in his last 48 games.

Following Garko's single in the fourth, David Dellucci drove in a run with a fielder's choice groundout, but left when he injured his left hamstring making a headfirst dive into first base. Dellucci was on the ground for a couple of minutes and had to be helped from the field by two trainers.

"It's going to be a DL situation," Indians manager Eric Wedge said. "It's just a matter how extreme it is."

While Dellucci was being helped to the dugout, Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee and a trainer went to check on Kendrick for a possible injury, but the pitcher stayed in the game. Kendrick said he tweaked his groin warming up two innings earlier.

Notes

RHP Jake Westbrook (left abdominal strain) is to start Sunday at Washington. He hasn't pitched for the Indians since May 2. ... Utility INF Mike Rouse, who was starting at third base, snapped an 0-for-22 slump with a fourth-inning single. It was his first hit since May 10. ... Howard has six homers in interleague games. ... A career .280 hitter against left-handers going into the season, Burrell is batting .162 (11-for-68) with four homers and 12 RBI against lefties this year.

 
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Players of the Game
Philadelphia

R. Howard
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 4
Cleveland

R. Garko
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5220021 .278
Shane Victorino, RF4110002 .277
Chase Utley, 2B3212100 .320
Ryan Howard, 1B5334002 .247
Aaron Rowand, CF5000013 .314
Pat Burrell, DH4012020 .212
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH-DH1011000 .288
Jayson Werth, LF3110200 .256
    Michael Bourn, PR-LF0000000 .275
Wes Helms, 3B3000113 .245
    Abraham Nunez, PR-3B1000002 .268
Carlos Ruiz, C4010003 .265
Totals38911946  
a-doubled for Burrell in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ryan Howard (9, Hernandez), Pat Burrell (11, Stanford), Greg Dobbs (9, Hernandez)
HR - Ryan Howard (16, Stanford)
RBI - Chase Utley 2 (56), Ryan Howard 4 (48), Pat Burrell 2 (31), Greg Dobbs (29)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley 2 (21), Pat Burrell 2 (11), Greg Dobbs (17)
SB - Shane Victorino (22, 2nd base off Hernandez/Martinez)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
E - Jimmy Rollins (5, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Kendrick (W,1-0) 6533111 4.50
Ryan Madson (H,4) 1.2422100 4.22
Jose Mesa (H,4) 0.1000000 9.92
Antonio Alfonseca 1311000 3.86
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 94-55, Ryan Madson 32-19, Jose Mesa 3-3, Antonio Alfonseca 17-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 9-9, Ryan Madson 3-2, Jose Mesa 1-0, Antonio Alfonseca 1-2
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 25, Ryan Madson 10, Jose Mesa 1, Antonio Alfonseca 6
Cleveland Indians
Grady Sizemore, CF5020012 .291
Josh Barfield, 2B5100003 .257
Victor Martinez, C5010001 .320
Travis Hafner, DH4100102 .257
Jhonny Peralta, SS5231002 .286
Trot Nixon, RF4100102 .236
Ryan Garko, 1B4132000 .295
David Dellucci, LF2001000 .234
    Jason Michaels, PR-LF2022000 .290
Mike Rouse, 3B3010001 .122
   a- Casey Blake, PH-3B1000002 .276
Totals40612621  
a-grounded out for Rouse in the 8th
Batting
2B - Jhonny Peralta (13, Alfonseca)
HR - Ryan Garko (9, Kendrick)
RBI - Jhonny Peralta (39), Ryan Garko 2 (27), David Dellucci (20), Jason Michaels 2 (21)
2-OUT RBI - Jhonny Peralta (14), Jason Michaels 2 (14)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Peralta-Barfield-Garko
E - Mike Rouse (1, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
Jason Stanford (L,1-1) 6.2666131 4.97
Aaron Fultz 1.1200120 1.80
Roberto Hernandez 1333210 6.23
HBP - Utley (by Jason Stanford), Victorino (by Jason Stanford)
Pitches-Strikes - Jason Stanford 95-71, Aaron Fultz 25-14, Roberto Hernandez 29-15
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Stanford 8-9, Aaron Fultz 1-1, Roberto Hernandez 1-1
Batters Faced - Jason Stanford 29, Aaron Fultz 7, Roberto Hernandez 8
Game Information
Attendance - 17371
Game Time - 3:11
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - C.B. Bucknor, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Ed Rapuano, Third Base - Ed Hickox