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Phillies falter late
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Dodgers 7, Phillies 6
Joe Blanton, who gave up four runs on nine hits, was in line for the win. (Getty Images)
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.
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Series at a glance:
PHI
Philadelphia (64-56)
Lost 3
LA Dodgers 7, Philadelphia 6   LAD
LA Dodgers (61-59)
Won 3
August 13, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Philadelphia
4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   6 7 1
LA Dodgers
1 0 2 1 0 0 0 2 1   7 12 0
Standings thru 8/13/08  |  Recap: PHI | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Phillies stats  |  Dodgers stats
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 1 .272
Werth, CF 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 .264
Utley, 2B 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .288
Howard, 1B 4 1 1 2 1 2 0 .236
Burrell, LF 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 .266
Dobbs, 3B 5 1 2 2 0 1 1 .310
  Condrey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Jenkins, RF 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 .244
Ruiz, C 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 .218
Blanton, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .143
  a-Cervenak, Mi, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .167
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Taguchi, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Bruntlett, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .218
Totals 33 6 7 6 6 12 11  

a-Struck out for Blanton in the 6th. b-Popped out for Madson in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Burrell (28, Johnson, Ja).
HR: Howard (33, 1st inning off Penny, 1 on, 2 out), Dobbs (5, 1st inning off Penny, 1 on, 2 out), Werth (16, 2nd inning off Penny, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Howard 4; Jenkins; Burrell 2; Dobbs 5; Ruiz; Werth 4.
RBI: Howard 2 (102), Dobbs 2 (26), Werth 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Howard 2; Dobbs 2; Werth 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blanton 2; Ruiz; Burrell 2.
SAC: Blanton.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Dobbs (2, fielding).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kemp, CF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .299
Ethier, RF 5 2 2 1 0 1 3 .276
Kent, 2B 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 .273
  1-Ozuna, PR-2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266
Ramirez, M, LF 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 .317
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Loney, 1B 4 0 1 1 1 0 3 .295
Blake, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 2 4 .287
Garciaparra, SS 5 1 1 1 0 1 5 .266
Martin, R, C 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 .289
Penny, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .192
  a-Sweeney, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125
  Johnson, Ja, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  b-Pierre, PH-LF 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .279
Totals 38 7 12 7 5 9 23  

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, R (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: Kent 5; Ramirez, M 4; Ethier 5; Loney; Martin, R 4; Garciaparra 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.

 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton 5.0 9 4 4 3 6 2 4.79
Madson (H, 9) 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3.19
Durbin (BS, 4) 0.2 2 2 2 2 0 0 2.15
Romero, J 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.28
Condrey (L, 3-3) 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 3.71
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Penny 3.0 6 6 6 2 4 3 6.05
Johnson, Ja 2.2 1 0 0 2 5 0 3.10
Beimel 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.87
Park 2.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.62
Broxton, J (W, 3-3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.58

Beimel pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

IBB: Jenkins (by Johnson, Ja), Ramirez, M (by Durbin).
HBP: Utley (by Penny), Utley (by Beimel).
Pitches-strikes: Blanton 97-56, Madson 21-15, Durbin 20-6, Romero, J 6-4, Condrey 5-3, Penny 69-42, Johnson, Ja 47-28, Beimel 5-0, Park 36-22, Broxton, J 9-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Blanton 4-5, Madson 4-0, Durbin 1-0, Romero, J 1-0, Condrey 0-1, Penny 4-1, Johnson, Ja 3-0, Beimel 0-0, Park 2-2, Broxton, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Blanton 27, Madson 7, Durbin 6, Romero, J 1, Condrey 2, Penny 18, Johnson, Ja 11, Beimel 2, Park 8, Broxton, J 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Romero, J 2-0, Beimel 1-0, Park 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:08.
Att: 45,786.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 13, 2008
August 13, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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