Joe Blanton, who gave up four runs on nine hits, was in line for the win. (Getty Images)
By Ken Mandel / MLB.com
As they did on Tuesday, the Phillies held a late lead, only to see it slip away in an eventual walk-off defeat. Ryan Howard, Greg Dobbs and Jayson Werth homered early and Joe Blanton gutted out five innings, but the Phils now find themselves tied with the Mets atop NL East.
a-Grounded out for Penny in the 3rd. b-Walked for Park in the 8th. 1-Ran for Kent in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Martin (20, Blanton), Kent (22, Durbin). HR: Ramirez, M (25, 3rd inning off Blanton,
1 on, 0 out), Ethier (12, 4th inning off Blanton, 0 on, 1 out), Garciaparra (6, 9th inning off Condrey, 0 on, 1 out). TB:
Ethier 5; Kent 5; Ramirez, M 4; Loney; Garciaparra 4; Martin 4. RBI: Loney (68), Ramirez, M 2 (84), Ethier (49),
Kent 2 (54), Garciaparra (20). 2-out RBI: Kent 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra
2; Sweeney; Johnson, Ja; Loney. Team RISP: 1-for-8. Team LOB: 11.
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