Joe Blanton gave up six hits, struck out five and issued one walk. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
By Sandy Burgin / Special to MLB.com
Delivering seven impressive innings of three-run ball, Joe Blanton notched his third consecutive victory, thanks in part to successive home runs from Chase Utley and Ryan Howard in the fifth inning and a pair of RBI hits by Shane Victorino.
a-Flied out for Meredith in the 5th. b-Struck out for Gregerson in the 8th.
BATTING HR: Gonzalez, Ad (21, 6th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 2 out), Hairston, S (8, 6th inning off
Blanton, 0 on, 2 out). TB: Gonzalez, Ad 4; Kouzmanoff; Hairston, S 5; Giles; Gwynn. RBI:
Gonzalez, Ad (41), Hairston, S (23). 2-out RBI: Gonzalez, Ad; Hairston, S. GIDP:
Kouzmanoff. Team RISP: 0-for-1. Team LOB: 2.
Gwynn (1, 2nd base by Blanton/Ruiz).
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