- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DUNEDIN, FLA. (AP) - Chase Utley hit his first home run since hip surgery and Chan Ho Park made his latest bid for a rotation spot, helping the Philadelphia Phillies rally past the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Tuesday.

Utley drove in three runs, two on a homer off closer B.J. Ryan. It was the All-Star second baseman’s first long ball since he had hip surgery in November.

Park gave up three runs and four hits in four innings. He struck out seven and walked one. The veteran right-hander is competing with 26-year-old lefty J.A. Happ for the final spot in Philadelphia’s rotation.

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