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|Phillies Slug Way Into Record Books
|WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are the 12th team in major league history to have four players to hit 30 home runs in a season.
Raul Ibanez went long for the 29th and 30th times this season and Chase Utley hit No. 30 in Tuesday night's game against the Washington Nationals. They joined Ryan Howard and Chatham, Illinois native Jayson Werth in Philadelphia's 30-homer club.
The last major league team with a 30-homer foursome was the 2006 Chicago White Sox. The last NL club was the 2004 Chicago Cubs. The Phillies accomplished the feat for the first time in franchise history.
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