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Utley’s average continues to climb

It has been a long climb since Chase Utley’s batting average dropped to .099 on May 8, which was the lowest batting average among qualified hitters through a team’s first 30 games since 1914. But he went 3-for-4 with a home run in Tuesday night’s 5-4 victory over the Reds at Citizens Bank Park to raise his average to .207.