Thomson ReutersMay 22, 2013 06:33
The Philadelphia Phillies need Ryan Howard to produce - and stay healthy - if they have designs on challenging for the National League East title. After receiving a cortisone shot for his ailing left knee, Howard seems ready to return to form. The Phillies will try for a series victory when they visit the Miami Marlins on Wednesday in the rubber match of their three-game set. After missing two contests, Howard had three hits and three RBIs in Philadelphia's 7-2 victory on Tuesday.