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Utley's 3-run shot lifts Phillies over Astros

 
Posted August 7th, 2014 @ 7:32am by Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Chase Utley hit a three-run homer, and Ben Revere had four hits, including a triple, to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 10-3 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night.

Ryan Howard had two hits and two RBIs with a double for Philadelphia, which had scored just two runs in 35 2/3 innings entering Wednesday. The Phillies topped the Astros 2-1 in 15 innings on Tuesday night.

David Buchanan (6-5) was called up again to replace Cliff Lee, who was placed on the disabled list because of a left elbow strain sustained last Thursday.

Buchanan gave up three runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings with five strikeouts and no walks.

Brad Peacock (3-8) struggled in his first big-league start since being sent to the minors to work on his fastball command. He allowed eight runs and seven hits in five innings, and lost his third straight start.

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