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PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Howard helped the Phillies honor Jim Thome in a pregame ceremony. Matt Harvey Jersey . Then, Howard turned back the clock and showed the type of power that forced Philadelphia to trade Thome more than a decade ago.Howard hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to help Jake Thompson earn his first major league victory, a 10-6 win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night.Before the game Thome became the 38th player inducted into the clubs wall of fame. The Phillies signed the slugger in 2002 but traded him three years later because he was blocking up-and-coming Howard at first base.You want to go out there and try to get the win on a special night like this, especially with it being alumni weekend and Thome going into the wall of fame here, Howard said. Being able to get something to hit and having it land on the other side of the fence is the bonus.Howard finished with three hits. He is batting .462 with four doubles, three homers and 10 RBI in his last eight games.Hes swinging the bat as well as Ive seen him, Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. Its good to see.Cesar Hernandez, Cameron Rupp and Aaron Altherr added two hits each for Philadelphia, which opened a nine-game homestand by winning its second straight.Charlie Blackmon hit three solo home runs and D.J. LeMahieu also went deep for the Rockies, who entered play 4 1/2 games out of the wild card.Thompson (1-1) earned his first win in his second career start after allowing three runs and two hits with six strikeouts and three walks in five innings.Its kind of nice to get the first one out of the way, and hopefully Ill gain a lot more confidence and comfort on the mound and keep it rolling, Thompson said.Howard extended his franchise record with his 14th grand slam, launching a 1-0 pitch from Jon Gray (8-6) into the Rockies bullpen in right-center field to break a 3-3 tie. The veteran slugger, who received a curtain call after the hit, tied Rocky Colavito for 76th place all-time in major league history with his 374th homer.Gray left after Howards home run, having surrendered seven runs -- six earned -- and six hits with six strikeouts and four walks in 4 1/3 innings.Philadelphia took a 3-1 lead. Odubel Herreras RBI single in the first put Philadelphia on the board and the Phillies took advantage of Colorados sloppy play in the second when Freddy Galvis scored on Gerardo Parras throwing error on Peter Bourjos double. Bourjos eventually scored on a wild pitch.It looked like we were a little low on fumes tonight, Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.BLACKMON GOES DEEPThe Rockies got a run back in the third on the first of Blackmons three homers, this one off the second deck in right field, and tied it in the fifth on Nolan Arenados sacrifice fly.Blackmon hit a one-out opposite-field homer to left in the seventh for his 17th homer of the season. He has five career multi-homer games, including three this season.He went deep again in the ninth with two outs for his first career three-homer game.I was just feeling pretty good today, Blackmon said. I think my body is just feeling good. I was really tired a few weeks ago and Ive broken through and bounced back and I feel strong.THOMPSON Ks FOURThompson accomplished a rare feat when he recorded four strikeouts in one inning, becoming the first Phillies pitcher to have four strikeouts in an inning since Doc White did it against Brooklyn in the fifth inning on July 21, 1902.Thompson opened the second inning by striking out David Dahl, but Dahl reached first on a wild pitch. Dahl went to third on Parras single and scored on Nick Hundleys grounder to first on a play that Howard was charged with a throwing error.The 22-year-old right-hander, whom the Phillies acquired last season from Texas in the trade that sent ace left-hander Cole Hamels to the Rangers, responded by striking out Ben Paulsen, Daniel Descalso and Gray for four strikeouts in one inning.DAHLS STREAK SNAPPEDDahl went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts to snap his hitting streak to start his career at 17 games. Dahl was vying to become the first player in history to begin his career with a hit in 18 straight games. On Thursday, he tied the record of 17 set by Cincinnatis Chuck Aleno in 1941.I know youre not going to get a hit every game, Dahl said. I was swinging at a lot of bad pitches tonight. It was a good streak. I just have to be ready to play tomorrow.TRAINERS ROOMRockies: Colorado placed 1B Mark Reynolds on the 15-day DL with a broken left hamate bone. Reynolds was injured swinging the bat during Thursdays 12-9 win over Texas. He is batting .283 with 23 doubles, 12 homers and 50 RBI in 106 games this season. ... OF Carlos Gonzalez (left ankle sprain) didnt play.Phillies: Bourjos (right shoulder) returned from the DL and went 1 for 3.UP NEXTThe teams play the middle game of the three-game set on Saturday night with Colorado LHP Tyler Anderson (4-3, 3.04) opposing RHP Jerad Eickhoff (7-12, 3.78). Pete Rose Jersey . To the surprise of many, it isnt the Wolverines but their in-state rivals the Michigan State Spartans. Adam Duvall Jersey . No. 13-seeded John Isner and No. 21 Philipp Kohlschreiber were among six players who dropped out of the tournament on Tuesday, joining No. 12 seed Tommy Haas and two other players who withdrew on Monday. .ca looks back at the stories and moments that made the year memorable. SAN DIEGO -- With San Diego State leading Savannah State 99-65 with a minute left, the Aztecs student section started chanting One more point!They got it when Valentine Izundu made the front end of a one-and-one with 46 seconds left to finish off a 100-67 victory.We did what we were supposed to do and we did it in nice fashion, San Diego State coach Steve Fisher said.Zylan Cheatham scored 18 points and Matt Shrigley had 15, all on 3-pointers in the first half, to lead the Aztecs on their romp.Max Hoetzel added 15, Jeremy Hemsley 14 and Montaque Gill-Caesar 12 for the Aztecs (4-1), who were playing for the first time in a week following a 77-65 victory against California at Sacramento.Dexter McClanahan scored 13 for Savannah State (2-6).It was nice to see, Fisher said. This is a team that plays at a pace we dont see very often.Savannah State came in averaging 94 points while giving up 104. The Tigers were averaging 17 3-pointers, on 42 attempts, but made only 10 of 38.The Aztecs took 40 3-pointers, making 14.SDSU had 22 assists. Hemsley had nine, with no turnovers.Weve got a group of really good young people who are very unselfish, Fisher said. We were taking too many hard shots. We took a few tonight, but we did a better job of moving the ball and making one more pass to go from a good shot to a better shot and it wins for you.. Homer Bailey Jersey. .Shrigley made his five 3-pointers in a span of less than seven minutes in the first half, helping the Aztecs take a 43-24 lead. After Shrigley made his fifth shot from behind the arc, Cheatham dribbled the length of the court for a tomahawk dunk.We do that all the time in practice. Take your shot and make your shot, as coach preaches, Shrigley said. Thats what we did the first half.Hitting 100 just means we scored the ball well, Shrigley said. We made our shots.SDSU used a 22-8 run during the final 7:23 to take a 60-32 halftime lead. The Tigers went nearly six minutes without making a field goal, until Robert Kelly hit a 3-pointer with 32 seconds left.BIG PICTURESavannah State: The Tigers dropped to 0-6 away from Savannah, including losses in two neutral-court games. After Thursday nights home game against Georgia Southern, the Tigers will play at No. 23 Oregon on Saturday, at Oregon State on Dec. 11 and at William & Mary on Dec. 19.San Diego State: The Aztecs are as healthy as theyve been all season. They had their second straight home blowout, sandwiched around their victory against Cal.UP NEXTSavannah State hosts Georgia Southern on Thursday.San Diego State plays at Loyola on Sunday. 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