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Worth noting

Jonathan Papelbon earned his 290th career save, giving him sole possession of 26th place on the al-time list.

• Second baseman Chase Utley has hit safely in 12 of his 13 games this season. He had two singles Thursday to raise his average to .462.

Ryan Howard has reached base safely in 25 straight games at Citizens Bank Park with a .396 OBP in those games dating back to last season.

• According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee became the first pitcher in history to lose two career games in which he allowed one or no runs and struck out 13 or more, when he did it Wednesday night. The other time was also against the Braves at Citizens Bank Park on Sept. 27, 2013. Overall, it's happened only 19 times in Major League history.

Paul Hagen is a reporter for
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