Utley's homer sets tone for Phillies
Two-run shot in first inning provides edge in Game 1
Chase Utley waited through a one-week layoff, the lineup introductions and the Backstreet Boys' take on the National Anthem. And then, just 14 pitches into the 2008 World Series between Utley's Phillies and the Rays, he used one swing of the bat to prove rust would not be a factor in Game 1 on Wednesday night.
Anthony Castrovince is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.