The Phillies were in Pittsburgh yesterday looking to avoid a sweep by the Pirates. It didn't go well as Marlon Byrd provided the Phillies offense with another solo home run and driving in their only other run as they only recorded four hits. Pirates CF Andrew McCutchen capped off his strong series by going 2-for-4 with a triple, an RBI and two runs scored as the Pirates rolled to a 6-2 win and the sweep. More here.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley was voted by the fans to start the sixth All-Star Game of his career on July 15th at Target Field in Minneapolis. It marks the first time since 2010 that Utley will be representing the Phillies at the midsummer classic. Utley also won the players' vote as well finishing 117 votes ahead of the Dodgers' Dee Gordon. More here.