Quite a night for Howard

PHILADELPHIA – Ryan Howard has homered twice and just tripled in the sixth. He’s knocked in four runs. This one came off Mike Timlin, who ran into trouble here.

The Phillies have scored four runs, two produced by Jimmy Rollins, who singled with runners at second and third. Chase Utley’s ground ball accounted for a third, and Howard’s triple, which bounced out of Jacoby Ellsbury’s glove on a diving attempt in center, drove in the fourth.

David Aardsma has relieved the embattled Timlin.

It’s 8-2 Phillies and still no rain.

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