As Utley awaits trade, Phillies beat Blue Jays
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rookie Aaron Altherr homered, doubled and drove in three runs and Adam Morgan pitched seven strong innings to lead the Philadelphia Phillies to a 7-4 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night.
Jeff Francoeur and Andres Blanco also homered for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game losing streak.
Chase Utley was not in the starting lineup but was in uniform in the Phillies dugout. The Dodgers and Philadelphia reportedly were working out a deal on Wednesday that would send the six-time All-Star second baseman to Los Angeles.
Utley has a hit in eight straight games while batting .484 since coming off the disabled list (right ankle inflammation) on Aug. 7. Utley received a standing ovation after celebrating on the field after the game and doffed his hat in appreciation.
Edwin Encarnacion homered for the wild-card leading Blue Jays, who fell two games behind the first-place New York Yankees in the AL East. Toronto lost for just the fourth time in its last 20 games.
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