Worth noting

Worth noting

• Ryan Howard entered Saturday's game with a .405 average (15-for-37) in his last 10 games. He has had at least two hits in six of those games, including Friday, when he doubled twice.

• Chase Utley batted second again for the Phillies on Saturday in his second game back from a strained oblique. He went 0-for-5 Friday, but said he felt he has "overcome" the ailment.

Stephen Pianovich is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.