The Phillies hold a meeting on the mound in the second inning. (Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
In what started as a laugher, the Phillies made things interesting by scoring two runs in the ninth. But Ryan Howard, representing the go-ahead run, grounded out to end the game as the Phillies opened a 10-game road trip and a four-game set in Los Angeles with a defeat.
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