PHOENIX, AZ - APRIL 25: Starting pitcher Cole Hamels #35 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on April 25, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phillies Vs D'Backs: Cole Hamels Goes 8 Innings As Phils Win Rubber Match

Cole Hamels gave up two earned runs over eight innings as the Phillies won Wednesday and took the series from the Diamondbacks.

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Chase Utley Injury Update: Phillies Second Basemen Practices Before Monday's Game

The Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Arizona Diamondback on Monday, however, lost in the shuffle of Philly's fourth straight loss was the return of second basemen Chase Utley to the diamond. Utley, who hasn't played yet this season because of a knee injury, wasn't in the lineup but he did take battling practice and fielded ground balls before Monday's contest.

"I'm not happy that I'm not playing," Utley, 33, said. "But I'm looking at it from a positive, like I always have. I've definitely gained strength over the past three weeks."

According to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Utley has been rehabbing in Phoenix at Fischer Sports Therapy and has gone from having a sting of pain every time he took the field in Spring Training to having no pain, just soreness, on Monday.

Utley did not reveal a timetable for his return, but Gelb hints that it maybe around the same amount of time as he missed in 2011 (46 games).

"I'd like to be back right now," Utley said. "I have to listen to my body, and right now it's telling me to continue to move forward with the things I'm doing. I don't want to put a certain date on it because I don't want to force something that's not ready to happen. When my knee is ready to go, I'll be out there."

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Phillies Vs. Diamondbacks, Game 2: Game Time, TV Coverage And Pitching Match-Up

The Philadelphia Phillies will look to snap a three-game losing streak Tuesday, as they face host Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 2 of a three-game set at Chase Field (9:40 p.m. ET on Comcast Sports Network). Philadelphia (7-10) turns to Vance Worley to snap a West Coast skid that's featured a 3-5 record.

Worley (1-1, 2.37 ERA) will oppose Josh Collmenter (0-1, 10.22 ERA), who in his first two starts gave up 10 earned runs in seven innings.

The hope is that Collmenter could be the solution to the Phillies offensive woes, which has featured just 48 runs -- the second-fewest total in baseball.

Location: Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ

Game Time: 9:40 p.m. ET

TV Information: Comcast Sports Network

Radio: 94 WIP

Series: Arizona won Game 1 and leads series 1-0

Pitching Match-Up: Vance Worley (PHI) vs. Josh Collmenter (ARI).

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