The Phillies were looking for the series sweep of the Nationals last night as Kyle Kendrick got the start. He was fabulous allowing one run on two hits over 7.2 innings while striking out six. He was pulled with two outs in the eighth with no one on base and only 92 pitches for some unknown reason. The Phillies would hold a 2-1 lead in the ninth when Jonathan Papelbon blew his second save of the series as the game went to extras. In the 11th, Michael Stutes missed on a two-strike pitch that was called a ball (somehow). Ian Desmond deposited the next pitch into left field for a grand slam. Washington would go on to win 6-2. More here.
The Blackhawks and Bruins faced off in Game 4 last night with Chicago looking to avoid falling in a 3-1 hole. It was a crazy game that had as many back-and-forths as a Flyers-Penguins game. With the score tied at 4 with less than 10 minutes to play in the third PAtrick Sharp put Chicago up 5-4. Boston would respond 55 seconds later when Johnny Boychuk tied the game. The two would play to overtime and in the extra frame Chicago's Brent Seabrook beat Tuuka Rask on his stick side to win the game 6-5 and even the series at two games apiece. More here.
Chase Utley began his rehab last night from a strained oblique muscle that has kept him out of the lineup since May 21st. Utley went 0-for-4 with two flyouts and a fielder's choice for the Double-A Reading Fightins last night. He said he felt good and is expected to remain in the lineup tonight. More here.