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Reliever Romero back with Phillies

Updated: June 4, 2009, 1:23 AM ET
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SAN DIEGO -- Reliever J.C. Romero returned to the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night following his 50-game suspension for testing positive for a banned substance.

"I feel free," Romero said before the series finale against the San Diego Padres.

The left-hander pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing an unearned run on two hits, a walk and a passed ball by Chris Conte in Philadelphia's 5-1 victory.

Romero, who earned two wins in Philadelphia's World Series victory over Tampa ...

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