Howard's Slow Start Doesn't Concern Manuel

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Howard's Slow Start Doesn't Concern Manuel
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Ryan Howard had a rough afternoon before singling in the ninth inning Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies' first baseman had struck out three times in his first four at-bats. Even with the single, he is hitting .167 (4-for-24) with three RBIs, two walks and eight strikeouts in six games. He is still looking for his first extra-base hit.

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