Philly's big man has his groove back
OK, sure, Joe Blanton and his home run are the fun story, the one that gets teammates laughing."Not to say that pitchers aren't athletes, but we're not supposed to do things like that," reliever Scott Eyre said. "It didn't look like he even knew what to do at first." But when Philadelphia fans finish joking about Joe the Slugger they will turn to a far more important hitter in the Phillies' lineup and his far more significant home runs Sunday night. Ryan Howard is back ...
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WORLD SERIES GAME 4: PHILLIES 10, RAYS 2
Ryan Howard hit two of the Phillies' four homers in a 10-2 victory over the Rays. Philadelphia stands one win away from its first World Series title since 1980.
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• Jayson Stark: New era up next in Philly?
• Jim Caple: Howard in a groove
• Jerry Crasnick: Rays' sluggers 0-for-the-Series
• Gene Woj: Yeah, the Rays are done
• Amy K. Nelson: Rays to rely on Kazmir
• Inside Edge reports: Phillies | Rays
• Game 4 blog
• Baseball Tonight Clubhouse: Game 5 preview
• Phillies blow out Rays in Game 4
• BBTN breaks down Phillies' win
• Howard, Rollins talk about the win
• Blanton's bat, arm pace Phillies
• BBTN Minute: A look ahead to Game 5
• Jim Caple on a busy day in Philly
• Interviews with Blanton, Howard, Rollins