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Phils give Utley some needed rest

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PHILADELPHIA -- After 10 hours and 55 minutes of baseball the past two games, Chase Utley got a breather on Sunday.

Utley is a .107 (3-for-28) hitter against the Mets' Sunday starter, left-hander Jonathan Niese.

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PHILADELPHIA -- After 10 hours and 55 minutes of baseball the past two games, Chase Utley got a breather on Sunday.

Utley is a .107 (3-for-28) hitter against the Mets' Sunday starter, left-hander Jonathan Niese.

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The second baseman has struggled recently. Since May 18, his batting average has dropped 27 points, from .347 to .320. Over his last three games, Utley is 2-for-15 (.133).

Utley last received a day off on April 22.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

Philadelphia Phillies, Chase Utley