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No relief for LA
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Phillies 5, Dodgers 2
Jason Johnson walks off the mound after giving up the decisive homer. (H. Rumph Jr./AP)
The Dodgers appeared poised to trim the D-backs' lead to two games, but Jason Johnson gave up the winning homer in the 11th after Jonathan Broxton couldn't close it out in the ninth. The loss spoiled a strong six-inning effort from starter Hiroki Kuroda.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (65-65)
Lost 3
Philadelphia 5, LA Dodgers 2   PHI
Philadelphia (71-59)
Won 3
August 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 13 1
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3   5 7 0
Standings thru 8/24/08  |  Recap: LAD | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Phillies stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kemp, CF 5 0 1 0 1 1 1 .294
Ethier, RF 4 2 1 0 2 1 4 .275
Kent, 2B 5 0 3 1 0 0 3 .283
  Ozuna, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .256
Ramirez, M, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .313
Loney, 1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .297
Garciaparra, SS 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .242
  Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Sweeney, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .132
  Beimel, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Johnson, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Blake, 3B 4 0 1 0 1 1 6 .282
Martin, R, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 5 .284
Kuroda, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .119
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .278
  Park, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111
  Berroa, SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .210
Totals 42 2 13 2 5 6 26  

a-Singled for Kuroda in the 7th. b-Walked for Broxton, J in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Kemp (34, Blanton).
TB: Berroa; Pierre; Kent 3; Ramirez, M; Kemp 2; Kuroda; Blake; Ethier; Loney 2; Garciaparra.
RBI: Loney (71), Kent (57).
2-out RBI: Kent.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake 2; Ethier; Martin, R 2.
GIDP: Loney, Kent, Blake.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kemp (29, 3rd base off Blanton/Ruiz).
CS: Pierre (9, 2nd base by Romero, J/Ruiz).
PO: Pierre (1st base by Romero, J).

FIELDING
E: Garciaparra (4, fielding).
Pickoffs: Beimel (Howard at 1st base).

 
Philadelphia AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Rollins, SS 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .255
Utley, 2B 5 0 1 1 0 1 1 .287
Burrell, LF 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .268
  1-Taguchi, PR-LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205
Howard, 1B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .227
Victorino, CF 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 .291
Dobbs, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .305
  Madson, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Lidge, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Bruntlett, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214
  Coste, C 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .276
Werth, RF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .264
Ruiz, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 .221
  b-Tracy, A, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
  2-Kendrick, K, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .109
  Durbin, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125
  c-Hamels, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .270
Blanton, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .111
  Romero, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Feliz, 3B 3 1 2 4 0 0 0 .257
Totals 37 5 7 5 5 8 19  

a-Hit a sacrifice bunt for Lidge in the 9th. b-Walked for Ruiz in the 9th. c-Popped out for Durbin in the 11th.
1-Ran for Burrell in the 8th. 2-Ran for Tracy, A in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Victorino (25, Beimel).
HR: Feliz (13, 11th inning off Johnson, Ja, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Victorino 3; Feliz 5; Burrell; Ruiz; Utley.
RBI: Utley (86), Feliz 4 (50).
2-out RBI: Utley; Feliz 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Howard; Blanton; Rollins.
SAC: Blanton; Bruntlett.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Howard (1, 2nd base by Beimel/Martin, R).
PO: Howard (1st base by Beimel).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Dobbs-Utley-Howard, Rollins-Howard, Feliz-Coste).
Pickoffs: Romero, J (Pierre at 1st base).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda 6.0 2 1 1 2 5 0 3.87
Park (H, 3) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.48
Kuo (H, 11) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.18
Broxton, J (BS, 7) 1.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 3.72
Beimel (L, 4-1) 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1.95
Johnson, Ja 0.2 1 2 2 1 0 1 4.56
 
Philadelphia IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Blanton 6.0 6 1 1 3 4 0 4.75
Romero, J 0.2 1 1 1 1 1 0 2.39
Madson 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 3.26
Lidge 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.03
Durbin (W, 5-2) 2.0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1.98

Beimel pitched to 1 batter in the 11th.

WP: Madson.
IBB: Howard (by Beimel).
HBP: Ramirez, M (by Blanton), Werth (by Kuroda).
Pitches-strikes: Kuroda 91-51, Park 11-7, Kuo 16-9, Broxton, J 24-11, Beimel 24-15, Johnson, Ja 13-7, Blanton 102-58, Romero, J 20-12, Madson 21-15, Lidge 11-8, Durbin 29-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Kuroda 8-5, Park 1-1, Kuo 1-1, Broxton, J 2-0, Beimel 0-1, Johnson, Ja 1-0, Blanton 5-4, Romero, J 0-0, Madson 2-1, Lidge 1-1, Durbin 1-2.
Batters faced: Kuroda 24, Park 3, Kuo 4, Broxton, J 6, Beimel 4, Johnson, Ja 4, Blanton 26, Romero, J 3, Madson 6, Lidge 4, Durbin 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson, Ja 1-1, Madson 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Brian Knight. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 80 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 4:11.
Att: 43,039.
Venue: Citizens Bank Park.
August 24, 2008
August 24, 2008

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