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Phillies deal Chase Utley to Dodgers

Aaron Altherr homered, doubled and drove in three runs and fellow rookie Adam Morgan pitched seven strong innings as the Phillies beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 7-4, last night in Chase Utley's last home game in Philadelphia.

Jeff Francoeur and Andres Blanco also homered for Philadelphia, which snapped a four-game skid.

Edwin Encarnacion homered for the wild-card leading Blue Jays, who fell two games behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East.

Utley did a lot of winning with the Phillies, but didn't contribute last night even though he was in uniform and in the dugout. After the game a trade with the Dodgers was made official with the six-time All-Star second baseman going to Los Angeles for Triple-A outfielder Darnell Sweeney and Class A righthander John Richy.

Utley, who has a history of knee injuries, has a hit in eight straight games while batting .484 since coming off the disabled list on Aug. 7. He received a standing ovation after celebrating on the field after the game and doffed his hat in appreciation.

Nationals 4, Rockies 1: Stephen Strasburg (7-6) pitched seven strong innings and Jayson Werth hit a tiebreaking triple in the eighth for visiting Washington, which pulled within 31/2 games of the Mets for first in the NL East.

Brewers 8, Marlins 7: Ryan Braun became the Brewers' all-time home run leader with his 252nd and Khris Davis hit two homers to help host Milwaukee avoid a sweep. Braun broke the tie with Hall of Famer Robin Yount with a blast off the railing of the second deck in right.

Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 1: J.A. Happ (5-7) allowed two hits in six shutout innings for host Pittsburgh. which improved to 16-3 against teams from the NL West and is 57-31 since May 9, the best record in the majors.

Cardinals 4, Giants 3: Yadier Molina's 100th home run in the bottom of the eighth snapped a tie for St. Louis.

Padres 3, Braves 2: Yangervis Solarte homered for host San Diego.

Tigers 15, Cubs 8: Pitcher Daniel Norris homered in his first career plate appearance, Nick Castellanos went deep twice, one a grand slam, and visiting Detroit roughed up Jon Lester (8-9), who went just 22/3 innings in his shortest outing since 2012. He allowed a season-high seven runs.

Athletics 5, Dodgers 2: Jesse Chavez struck out six over eight innings for host Oakland.

Red Sox 6, Indians 4: David Ortiz hit his 492nd home run for host Boston, which hit four homers off Corey Kluber.

Rangers 7, Mariners 2: Derek Holland (1-1) won in his return from the disabled list, and host Texas hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the seventh. Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus each hit home runs that sandwiched Mike Napoli's 446-foot blast to center. -- AP

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