- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

JUPITER, FLA. (AP) - Chase Utley played into the sixth inning Friday on his surgically repaired hip and had two hits and scored a run as the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals played to a 2-2 tie in 10 innings. He had three at-bats for the first time in four games this spring.

Utley had a piece of the labrum shaved off his hip on Nov. 24. The Phillies were told he would need four to six months before he could return to the lineup but he played in a minor league intrasquad game Saturday and made his spring debut Sunday. He expects to be ready for opening day on April 5.

Ryan Howard led off the second with his sixth homer of the spring, a drive off Adam Wainwright.

Rick Ankiel hit a two-run homer off Phillies starter Carlos Carrasco in the third inning.



Click to Read More

Click to Hide