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Utley went 2-for-4 with a walk in Tuesday's loss against the Mets.

Since his batting average dipped to .099 on May 8, Utley has hit safely in 13 of 17 games and has five multi-hit performances in his last seven games. Even with the recent surge, Utley is now batting an ugly .192/.271/.308, but he's looking more Utley-like lately.

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Utley is not in the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Matt Breen of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Utley will take a seat with southpaw Gio Gonzalez on the mound for the Nationals, against whom he is 3-for-21 lifetime. The veteran second baseman has been able to raise his batting average 40 points over a recent seven-game hitting streak, but is still slashing a miserable .174/.250/.297 on the year.

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Utley went 2-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Nationals.

Utley now has three straight multi-hit games. He is 11-for-24 with five doubles and a triple over his last seven games, raising his average to .179.

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Utley went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in Thursday's loss to Colorado, extending his hitting streak to six games.

Things have taken a dramatic turn for Utley over the course of these six games, as he was hitting .118 heading into Friday's game against Arizona, and he's now at a still-putrid (but hey, improved) .169, thanks to a 9-for-20 (.450) stretch with four doubles, Thursday's triple and a 4:1 BB:K. However, that brutal slump isn't easily forgotten, and four of those six games were in Coors Field, so we'll need to see him keep this up in more neutral hitting environs before we can truly believe.

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Utley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Stephen Gross of the Philadelphia Morning Call reports.

Utley was recently dropped to sixth in the batting order, and has actually shown a bit of promise, going 3-for-6 at the plate since the move. It's tough to ignore a .138 season batting average, however, so manager Ryne Sandberg will get his second baseman a day off after starting seven straight. Andres Blanco will man the keystone in his stead.

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Utley was dropped to sixth in the batting order Friday and went 1-for-3.

Manager Ryne Sandberg would not say how long Utley would hit in the sixth spot. He has been in a season-long slump, hitting just .124 with three home runs and a stolen base.

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Utley went 1-for-3 with a double in Sunday's loss to the Mets.

It was Utley's first double of the season. The hit raised his average to .116. He can really use a hot streak and some luck. Utley's .101 BABIP is last out of 180 qualified hitters.

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Utley is back in the lineup Sunday against the Mets.

Utley received a regular day off Saturday with a lefty on the mound, but will return to the three-spot Sunday afternoon to face right-hander Bartolo Colon.

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Utley is not in the lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Utley will sit out against the left-handed Jonathon Niese on Saturday. He is batting .071 against south paws this season. Cesar Hernandez will make the start at second on Saturday

Chase Utley 2B PHI 3 weeks ago

Utley is back in the lineup for Friday's game against Matt Harvey and the Mets, batting third and starting at second base, the Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reports.

Utley was held out of the lineup for the past two games, as he's been stuck in a terrible slump since hitting a pair of homers Apr. 14. He has an .082 BABIP for the season, and he should now have every chance to work his way out of the slump.