Chase Utley Hits HR and Grand Slam vs. Phillies, Gets 2 Curtain Calls in Return

Thomas Duffy@@TJDhoopsFeatured ColumnistAugust 17, 2016

Chase Utley's return to Citizens Bank Park was memorable.

The Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman was back in town Tuesday to face his former team, the Philadelphia Phillies, for the first time since getting traded last summer. He had spent the first 12-plus years of his career in Philly.

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After belting a solo home run in the fifth inning, Utley received a curtain call from the crowd.

Two innings later, with the Dodgers up 9-2, Utley bombed a grand slam.

And he got another curtain call.

After the game, Utley divulged what the game meant to him, per Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times:

The Dodgers won 15-5, but Phillies fans probably weren't too torn up about the outcome.

[MLB]

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