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Utley is out of the lineup Thursday against the Padres, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

Utley, a San Diego native, will get to observe the Phillies' final game in his hometown from the bench. His absence is likely for both maintenance purposes and matchup-related reasons, as lefty Robbie Erlin will toe the rubber for the Padres.

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Utley struck out in a pinch-hit appearance Thursday.

Utley is expected to see extra days off down the stretch, but it's reasonable to assume he'll be back in the starting lineup Friday.

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Utley is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Manager Ryne Sandberg has been true to his word as far as getting Utley more days off as the season winds down, as the 35-year-old is set to sit for the second time in four days and for the fourth time in 15 games. Cesar Hernandez will man the keystone in Utley's absence as Marlon Byrd moves up the the No. 3 spot in the order.

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Utley had the biggest hit of the night for the Phillies Monday, going 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Utley plated two in the eighth inning on his sixth triple of the season, but it wasn't enough to complete the comeback. The veteran second baseman has played well this season, but has slowed down significantly since the All-Star break.

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Utley is out of the lineup Sunday against the Nationals, Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.

Manager Ryne Sandberg stated Saturday that Utley would get a few additional days of rest as the season winds down, and his absence from Sunday's lineup coincides with that reasoning. Freddy Galvis will man the keystone in Utley's stead, earning his third start in the past five games.

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Utley could see more days off as the season winds down, CSN Philly reports. "I will be smart with him and pick spots possibly more often than up until now with him," manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Utley has started 129 games this season after playing in 124 last year. His production has faded since the All-Star break. He hit .293 with a .794 OPS prior to the break, and has just a .237 average with a .690 OPS since the break. Freddy Galvis and Cesar Hernandez will see time at second on days when Utley is out of the lineup.

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Utley is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, Stephen Gross of the Morning Call reports.

Utley will get the day off with the left-handed Mike Minor on the mound for the Braves. Freddy Galvis receives the start at second base and will bat

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Utley is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Nationals.

Utley will sit for the first time since Aug. 11 following a 0-for-4 performance at the plate Monday night. Freddy Galvis is starting at second in his place and batting seventh for the Phillies.

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Utley is out of the lineup Monday against the Mets.

Utley hasn't missed a game since July 28, but will take a day of rest Monday. The veteran second baseman will yield the start to Andres Blanco, who will bat seventh for the Phillies.

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Utley went 3-for-4 with a homer, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's extra-innings win over the Mets. He also drew a walk.

Utley helped Philadelphia erase a four-run deficit, driving in two with a triple to deep right in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Phillies went on to win the game on a Ryan Howard single in the bottom of the ninth. Utley has started to heat up recently, having recorded 10 hits over his past 20 at-bats. He's hitting .287 with 11 homers and 62 RBI on the year.