Phils rout Rays in Howard's return

BY foxsports • June 24, 2009

Forget a change of scenery, plus an added incentive to play well in a rematch of the teams from last year's World Series.

Six runs in the first inning helped the Philadelphia Phillies relax and get back on track Tuesday night.

"We got some big hits early. We got some runs and we got a lead and was able to hold it," manager Charlie Manuel said after the world champions got seven RBIs from Chase Utley and John Mayberry to rout the Tampa Bay Rays 10-1.



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