Phils snap losing streak

June 25, 2008 10:33:26 PM PDT
Kyle Kendrick pitched the longest game of his career. Kyle Kendrick pitched eight strong innings, allowing just four hits in the longest start of his career, to help the Philadelphia Phillies end a season-long six-game losing streak with a 4-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. Chase Utley, batting second for the first time this season, snapped out of a slump with a 4-for-5 performance as the first-place Phillies finally gained ground in the NL East for the first time in nearly two weeks. (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)