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6 Ryan Howard 1B
Height/Weight: 6-4/250 | Birthdate: 11/19/1979 | Birthplace: St. Louis, MO | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Philadelphia | College: Southwest Missouri State | MLB Experience: 12 | Salary: $20,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 48/32 | Average Draft Position: 234.55
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1B Ryan Howard back in cleanup spot for Phillies


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/24/2015) Veteran first baseman Ryan Howard is back in the cleanup spot for the Phillies on Monday after not playing in the last two contests. 

Howard has been out of the Phillies lineup in five of the last six games, with Jeff Francoeur taking his familiar No. 4 spot in the lineup. Part of that is due to Philadelphia's youth movement and part of it had to do with the team facing four left-handed pitchers. 

"I'm ready to get back in there," Howard told the Philadelphia Daily News. "Ready to get home and try to get back after it."


Ryan Howard hits three doubles for Phillies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/21/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 3 for 5 with a run scored and two RBI in Friday's win over Miami.

Howard had his first three-hit game since August 1 and hit three doubles, giving him six total bases for the first time since July 25. 


Ryan Howard drives in four runs for Phillies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard drove in four runs in Friday's loss to Atlanta. 

Howard went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and two walks. He recorded four RBI for the first time since August 7 of last year. 

Howard hit in his sixth straight game. He's batting .409 during the streak. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard homers, drives in three


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Phillies slugger Ryan Howard delivered all the offense Cole Hamels and the Phillies would need Saturday, with his three-run homer providing the punch in Hamels' 5-0 no-hitter. 

Howard, who was 2-for-4 on the day, got Philadelphia on the board with a three-run blast to center off Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. His 17th homer of the season gave him 51 RBIs on the year. He is hitting .223 in 89 games.  


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard out of the lineup Friday


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not in the lineup against the Cubs on Friday.

Howard will be replaced at first base by Darin Ruf, who is batting out of the fifth spot of the lineup.

Howard is hitting .258 with eight hits, two home runs, seven RBI and eight strikeouts during his last eight games.


Phillies' Ryan Howard gets rest, Darin Ruf gets start


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard isn't in the starting lineup for Monday's game. Howard has started the last five games and 77 games on the year. 

He'll be replaced in the lineup by Darin Ruf, who gets his 14th start. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard slams 16th home run of the season


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard went 1 for 3 with a home run during his team's win over the Marlins on Sunday.

Howard hit a solo blast off Marlins starter Dan Haren in what turned out to be a five-run second inning for Philadelphia.

Howard is now on a six-game hit streak, he's hitting .363 with eight hits, two home runs and seven RBI over that stretch.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard drives in pair in defeat


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was the team's lone bright spot in a 4-2 loss to the Giants on Sunday, driving in both runs. 

Howard tallied RBI singles in the seventh and ninth innings to increase his RBI total to a team-high 45. In his last 10 games, Howard has driven in nine runs. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard slugs home run No. 15 on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard blasted a solo home run on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 8-5 loss to th Giants. Howard's home run, his 15th of the year, gave the Phillies a brief 4-1 lead in the sixth inning.

Howard has gone deep twice in his last four games.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard not starting Friday vs. Bumgarner


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/10/2015) With lefty ace Madison Bumgarner on the mound Friday, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will be held out of the starting lineup in the series-opener versus the Giants. Howard has struggled against southpaws this season to the tune of a .138 average (9 for 65).

Specifically, Howard is just 2 for 11 lifetime against Bumgarner. So, he will take a seat on Friday with Darin Ruf making the start at first base. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard set to sit against Kershaw


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been benched often lately against left-handers. He was not about to start against Dodgers super southpaw Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday night.

Howard is indeed out of the lineup for the fourth time in the last 11 games. He has just nine hits in 64 at-bats against lefties this season.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard not in Tuesday's lineup


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was held out of Tuesday's lineup at the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Howard was replaced at first by Darin Ruf, who will bat fourth. Over his last 15 games, Howard is hitting .143 with one home run and eight RBI.

The Phillies are the underdogs (-300) at Los Angeles on Tuesday.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard halts slump with blast Monday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2015) Any kind of hits have been hard to come by for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard lately, but he certainly came up with a big one - at least at the time - Monday night against the host Dodgers.

Howard smashed a three-run homer to right-center in the third inning to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead. He also fanned twice in the game.

That it was his lone hit is no surprise. Howard is batting .100 (3-for-30) over his last 10 games as his average has plunged to .218.


Phillies bench 1B Ryan Howard for Saturday game


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard has been slumping lately and struggling all year against left-handers. The result is that he is out of the lineup Saturday against Atlanta southpaw Alex Wood.

Howard has just two hits in his last 21 at-bats in dropping his average from .231 to .221. He is batting just .131 (8-for-61) against lefties this season.


Ben Revere, Ryan Howard not in Game 2 lineup for Phillies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2015) Phillies outfielder Ben Revere and first baseman Ryan Howard are not in the lineup of the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Nationals. 

In Game 1, Revere went 0 for 4 and Howard went 0 for 3 with a walk. Howard's performance saw him strike out three times. Playing first base for the Phillies in Game 2 will be Darin Ruf and manning center field will be Odubel Herrera. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard out of lineup in loom of lefty pitcher


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard will not be in the lineup against the Nationals on Saturday.

Howard will sit out because left-handed pitcher Gio Gonzalez will take the mound for the Nationals. This season, Howard is hitting a pedestrian .138 with eight hits in 58 at-bats against left-handed pitchers.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard slugs three-run home run in loss Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard was an offensive bright spot for what was an otherwise ugly evening on Friday. Howard launched a three-run home run, his 13th of the year, in the bottom of the fifth innning against the Cardinals, but it wasn't enough to avoid the 12-4 defeat. 

Howard has homered in back-to-back games for the fourth time this season. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard goes yard in win over Orioles


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hit his 12th home run of the season in Thursday afternoon's 2-1 win over the Orioles. 

Howard hit a two-run homer off of Bud Norris in the sixth inning that ultimately served as the game-winner. He finished the game 2 for 3 and also hit a single. It was Howard's first home run since June 5. 

Howard now has a slash line of .236/.276/.471. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard back in the lineup against Pirates


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is back in the starting lineup on Saturday against the Pirates.

Howard was benched for Friday's game and has been out of the lineup for three of the last six games.

Howard is hitting .239 with 11 home runs and 28 RBI in 205 at-bats this season.


Phillies bench 1B Ryan Howard against lefty Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Continued failure against left-handers has Phillies veteran first baseman Ryan Howard benched Friday night against Pittsburgh southpaw Jeff Locke.

Howard has two hits in seven at-bats against Locke lifetime, but is batting .167 against lefties (7-for-42) this season. He has been out of the lineup for three of the last six games despite six hits in his last 20 at-bats.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard has owned Reds starter Leake


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is not only heating up with four hits in his last two games after a 3-for-32 slump. He also gets to face a pitcher Monday night against whom he has enjoyed great success.

Howard is batting .400 (6-for-15) lwith two home runs lifetime against Cincinnati starter Mike Leake. His teammates in the lineup that have hit against Leake are a combined 4-for-18.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard gets two hits after off day


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard responded well to his off day on Saturday by coming up big in his team's 6-4 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Howard went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored in the win.

Howard is hitting .244 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI in 192 at-bats this season.


Phillies 2B Chase Utley, 1B Ryan Howard out vs. Bumgarner


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2015) A matchup against premier Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner has both second baseman Chase Utley and first baseman Ryan Howard out of the lineup Saturday for the Phillies.

Neither has fared well against Bumgarner. Howard is 2-for-11 with one double lifetime against him while Utley has two measly singles in 12 at-bats.

Utley has been particularly poor against southpaws this season with just a .167 average (8-for-48). Howard, who broke free from a 2-for-32 slide with a home run Friday, is only at .175 (7-for-40) against lefties in 2015.


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard breaks out with two-run home run Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard belted his 11th home run of the season in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Giants. Howard's two-run blast came in the first inning to give the Phillies the early 2-0 lead. 

Howard, who had two hits in four at-bats on Friday, has been in a deep funk at the plate recently. Even with the two-hit performance, Howard has just five hits in 39 at-bats over his last 10 games. 


Phillies 1B Ryan Howard cooling off after hot stretch


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2015) Phillies veteran first baseman Ryan Howard, who has been the subject of intense trade rumors, has suddenly gone from hot to cold.

Howard is 0-for-12 in his last three games after a 9-for-21 stretch in which he slugged three home runs.

He remains on pace, however to hit 36 home runs this season. That would be his highest total since 2009.