Chase Utley homers in 1st at-bat

Updated: June 28, 2012, 9:41 AM ET
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PHILADELPHIA -- Chase Utley homered in his first at-bat of the season Wednesday night after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger missed the first 76 games because of a chronic problem in both knees.

Utley connected on a 2-2 pitch from Pittsburgh right-hander James McDonald in the first inning. Carlos Ruiz followed with a homer to give the Phillies a 2-0 lead.

A five-time All-Star at second base, Utley received a standing ovation during pregame introductions and again when he came ...

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