Los Angeles at Philadelphia

Final 10th
L.A. Dodgers
W: B. Wagner (3-1) L: Y. Brazoban (2-5)
HR: LA - O. Robles (1)   PHI - P. Burrell (21), R. Howard (5)

Howard's homer lifts Phillies over Dodgers in wild one

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- The shaving cream pie to the face left Ryan Howard with a full white beard, soaked the collar of his red undershirt and earned him some ribbing from teammates.

"Nice face! What'd he do?" joked a mischievous Tomas Perez, who lathered Howard only moments earlier.

Howard could only laugh, gladly exchanging an extra minute in the shower for an extra win in the standings.

Howard's three strikeouts were forgotten and forgiven when he hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

"I was looking for something to drive and fortunately I got it," he said. "It felt good off the bat and it just kind of took off and kept going."

The Dodgers had gone ahead 4-3 in the top of the 10th on Billy Wagner's bases-loaded walk to Jayson Werth. Philadelphia, though, wasted little time in making its comeback.

On the second pitch from reliever Yhency Brazoban (2-5), Pat Burrell hit an opposite-field triple, his first of the year, off the right-field wall. On the next pitch, the left-handed Howard crushed his fifth homer to left-center. He was mobbed by his teammates at the plate and then received a face full of shaving cream near the dugout.

"In that situation you're not looking to take a whole lot of pitches," Howard said. "You just go with it."

Three pitches. Two hits. One big win for the suddenly surging Phillies, who have won six of seven.

"That's what winning's all about. That's what winning teams do," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "That's how we've got to keep it going if we're going to win."

Wagner (3-1) earned the win, giving up a run in two innings of relief.

He loaded the bases with two walks and a double in the 10th, a rare second inning of work for him. He struck out pinch-hitter Antonio Perez looking on a full count, bringing a roar from the crowd.

Wagner, though, lost control with two outs and walked Werth on four pitches. The lead was short-lived and the Dodgers lost for the eighth time in nine games.

"This game was the epitome of our season," Dodgers manager Jim Tracy said.

The Phillies left the bases loaded in the eighth when pinch-hitter Perez flied out against Steve Schmoll after the righty reliever allowed a leadoff double and hit two batters.

Brad Penny kept his cool and kept the Dodgers in the game in his six innings. Penny was ejected in the third inning of his last start last week against San Francisco for arguing a call, but bounced back nicely, striking out four of five batters in one stretch and finishing with a season-high eight strikeouts.

"We just need to start making plays and getting hits," Dodgers catcher Jason Phillips said. "We'll turn it around."

Staked to a 3-2 lead in the fifth, Penny allowed a two-out RBI single to Chase Utley to tie the game.

Philadelphia's Brett Myers gave up seven hits and three runs in six innings, including Oscar Robles' first major-league homer to lead off the game.

The Phillies tied the score in the first on an RBI groundout and went ahead 2-1 in the second on Burrell's 21st homer.


  • The Dodgers activated LHP Wilson Alvarez from the disabled list and sent outfielder Jason Grabowski to Triple-A Las Vegas.
  • The Dodgers signed 14th-round draft pick Scott Van Slyke, son of former Pirate and Cardinal Andy Van Slyke, and assigned him to the Gulf Coast League.
  • Phillies 3B David Bell returned to the lineup after missing the last four games with a back injury.
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Yhency Brazoban walks off the mound as Ryan Howard heads toward second on his game winner.  (AP)
Yhency Brazoban walks off the mound as Ryan Howard heads toward second on his game winner. (AP)

Players of the Game

R. Howard
AB 5
R 1
H 1
HR 1
Los Angeles

O. Robles
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1

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Los Angeles Dodgers
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Cesar Izturis, SS5000012 .266
Jeff Kent, 2B-1B4120112 .300
Ricky Ledee, RF4000012 .279
   a- Mike Edwards, PH-LF1010000 .288
Jason Phillips, C3000101 .238
Hee Seop Choi, 1B3120100 .243
   b- Antonio Perez, PH-2B1000013 .320
Jayson Werth, LF-RF4111114 .234
Jason Repko, CF5001023 .222
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   c- Olmedo Saenz, PH1000000 .287
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    Yhency Brazoban, P0000000 .000
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b-struck out for Choi in the 10th
c-fouled out for Schmoll in the 9th
2B - Oscar Robles (6, Myers), Mike Edwards (7, Wagner), Jayson Werth (12, Myers), Brad Penny (2, Myers)
HR - Oscar Robles (1, Myers)
RBI - Oscar Robles (9), Jayson Werth (21), Jason Repko (15), Brad Penny (1)
2-OUT RBI - Jayson Werth (9)
CS - Jeff Kent (2, 2nd base by Madson/Lieberthal)
Team LOB - 10
Los Angeles Dodgers
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Giovanni Carrara 0.2000110 4.09
Wilson Alvarez 0.1000000 5.68
Stephen Schmoll 1100010 3.98
Duaner Sanchez 1100000 3.91
Yhency Brazoban (BS,4; L,2-5)0222001 6.03
HBP - Bell (by Stephen Schmoll), Lieberthal (by Stephen Schmoll)
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Penny 99-61, Giovanni Carrara 16-10, Wilson Alvarez 5-3, Stephen Schmoll 29-20, Duaner Sanchez 10-7, Yhency Brazoban 3-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Penny 4-6, Giovanni Carrara 1-0, Stephen Schmoll 1-1, Duaner Sanchez 1-2
Batters Faced - Brad Penny 26, Giovanni Carrara 3, Wilson Alvarez 1, Stephen Schmoll 6, Duaner Sanchez 4, Yhency Brazoban 2
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5220002 .281
Kenny Lofton, CF4001111 .335
Chase Utley, 2B5031001 .319
Bobby Abreu, RF5010003 .297
Pat Burrell, LF5121022 .289
    Danny Sandoval, PR0100000 .000
Ryan Howard, 1B5112031 .238
David Bell, 3B2010110 .254
Mike Lieberthal, C3010001 .247
Brett Myers, P2000022 .086
    Ryan Madson, P0000000 .000
   a- Endy Chavez, PH1000010 .225
    Ugueth Urbina, P0000000 .000
   b- Tomas Perez, PH1000003 .257
    Billy Wagner, P0000000 .500
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2B - Jimmy Rollins (15, Penny), Bobby Abreu (18, Schmoll), Mike Lieberthal (14, Penny)
3B - Jimmy Rollins (7, Penny), Pat Burrell (1, Brazoban)
HR - Pat Burrell (21, Penny), Ryan Howard (5, Brazoban)
RBI - Kenny Lofton (16), Chase Utley (51), Pat Burrell (73), Ryan Howard 2 (14)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Utley (24)
SB - Bobby Abreu (23, 2nd base off Penny/Phillips)
Team LOB - 10
DP - Rollins-Utley-Howard, Lieberthal-Rollins
E - Chase Utley (7, misplayed grounder)
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Ryan Madson 1100020 3.81
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Pitches-Strikes - Brett Myers 104-70, Ryan Madson 11-8, Ugueth Urbina 14-7, Billy Wagner 43-23
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brett Myers 11-5, Billy Wagner 2-1
Batters Faced - Brett Myers 28, Ryan Madson 3, Ugueth Urbina 3, Billy Wagner 10
Game Information
Attendance - 29349
Game Time - 3:20
Temperature - 86
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Rob Drake, Third Base - Joe Brinkman