Phillies second baseman Chase Utley went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs in a rehab assignment Wednesday with Class A Clearwater. He played eight innings at second base.
The Minnesota Twins have recovered Jim Thome's home run ball that he hit into the flower bed in right field at Target Field last Thursday.
Cole Hamels earned his 10th win on Tuesday, giving him 10 or more wins in each of the last six seasons. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the three most-recent pitchers to win 10 or more games in six consecutive seasons are in the Hall of Fame: Steve Carlton (13 straight seasons, 1972-84), Robin Roberts (12, '49-'60) and Grover Cleveland Alexander (seven, '11-'17).
Hamels needed just 14 games to earn his 10th win, the second-fastest any Phillies pitcher has needed to reach 10 wins since 1920. Carlton did it in 13 games in 1980. Three others did it in 14 games: Roberts (1953), Dick Ruthven (1978) and Paul Byrd (1999).
Fans can bid until 1 p.m. Thursday to have lunch with Shane Victorino at the MLB Fan Cave later this season. Fans can bid at CharityBuzz.com.