Fourth Force

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The Phillies have not won nine of their last 10 games in Independence Day. (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

The Phillies have now won nine of their last 10 games on Independence Day, and seven of their last nine of those on the road. Since 1991, they are 18-5 on July 4, averaging 5.4 runs per game.

Poll

Is Ryan Howard becoming a part-time player?

Their Fourth of July record since 2004:

 Year  
 Day  Opponent  
 Result
 2004  Sunday  Orioles  W   5-2  
 2005  Monday  at Pirates
 W 12-1
 2006  Tuesday  Padres  W   6-5
 2007  Wednesday  at Astros
 W   8-3
 2008  Friday  Mets  W   3-2
 2009  Saturday  Mets  W   4-1
 2010  Sunday  at Pirates
 L    5-8
 2011  Monday  at Marlins
 W   1-0
 2012  Wednesday  
 at Mets
 W   9-2
 2013  Thursday  at Pirates
 W   6-4

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