Tigers' Miguel Cabrera might be ready by Opening Day

...231 with 18 homers and 56 RBI last year, his poorest season since 2011. PHILLIES: Manager Ryne Sandberg said that Ryan Howard will start at first base this season, despite plans to rebuild the team and attempts to trade the declining slugger...

Phillies sweep series against Braves

...trying to get back in it, which is a good sign."Harang (5-6) allowed nine runs, eight earned, in five innings.Ryan Howard capped a big series by driving in two runs with three hits for the Phillies.Marlon Byrd drove in three runs with three...

Upton brothers go deep in Braves win over Phillies

...also doubled for the Braves, who won for just the third time in 15 games and are 6-18 in a forgettable September.Ryan Howard had three hits with a homer and two RBIs for Philadelphia.Aaron Harang (12-12) gave up two runs and eight hits...

Jonathan Papelbon earns save as Phillies edge Braves

...Philadelphia took the lead in the seventh off Jordan Walden (0-2). Ruiz led off with a walk and went to third on Ryan Howard's one-out double before scoring on Byrd's groundout to second.Howard snapped an 0-for-15 skid with the hit...

Ryan Howard homers off Craig Kimbrel as Phils top Braves

CLEARWATER, Fla. - This year already is going a lot better for Ryan Howard than 2012 did.Howard hit his first home run of spring training, an opposite-field drive to left off All-Star closer Craig...

Baseball today

STARS Sunday -Ryan Howard, Phillies, went 4-for-4 with three home runs and four RBIs...to him and his hard work." - Phillies manager Charlie Manuel on Ryan Howard. Howard homered in his first three at-bats, raising his major...

Howard wins NL MVP award

NEW YORK - Ryan Howard of the Philadelphia Phillies was voted the National League's Most...fourth. Phillies' record-setter follows up rookie of the year award RYAN HOWARD Season PositionABRHHRRBIAVG 20061B58110418258149.313 THE VOTING Team1stplace...

Evan Gattis' home run helps Julio Teheran, Braves beat Cliff Lee and Phillies

...Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 Wednesday night.Teheran (3-1) retired his first 12 batters before Ryan Howard led off the bottom of the fifth with an infield single.The 23-year-old righty struck out four and got 14 outs...

Phillies' time at the top all but a distant memory

...The organization faces a difficult task. Trying to rebuild a roster with so many high-priced players isn't easy.Ryan Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins, Cole Hamels, Carlos Ruiz and Kyle Kendrick are the remaining players from the team's...

Braves complete four-game sweep of Phillies

...Phillies, who have lost eight of 10 to drop to 10 games under .500."It didn't go our way," Phillies slugger Ryan Howard said. "The ball didn't bounce our way. It just wasn't meant to be for us in this series."Chase Utley singled...