Utley, Werth homers lift Phillies

July 9, 2009 7:39:12 PM PDT
Jayson Werth homered for the fourth straight game, Chase Utley hit an inside-the-park homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-6 on Thursday night.

Jamie Moyer (8-6) allowed six runs and eight hits in five innings, but Philadelphia's offense bailed him out again. The Phillies have averaged 8.1 runs in Moyer's wins.

Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer and Edwin Encarnacion drove in three runs with a homer and triple for Cincinnati. Micah Owings (6-9) gave up seven runs and eight hits in 4 1-3 innings.

The NL East-leading Phillies took three of four from the Reds to win just their fourth series at home. The defending World Series champions are 6-1 on their homestand, improving to 19-23 at Citizens Bank Park.

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