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On Howard’s HR, Phils edge O’s to halt skid

The Phillies snapped a nine-game losing streak Thursday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over the Orioles at Citizens Bank Park. They can thank Ryan Howard, who hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning, and a strong performance from the pitching staff for snapping the team’s longest skid since an 11-game losing streak in September 1999.