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Phillies sit Utley, hope it helps clear his mind

Maybe a rested body and a cleared mind will help Chase Utley at the plate. It cannot hurt to try. Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg benched Utley for Tuesday night’s game against the Braves at Turner Field. Utley is expected to sit in Wednesday night’s series finale, too. The Phillies do not play Thursday, which means Utley could have three consecutive days away from the game.