Brian Wilson Gives Up 4 Runs In 9th, Dodgers Lose Series 3-1 Against Phillies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Ruiz hit a tiebreaking two-run double off Brian Wilson in the ninth inning, Marlon Byrd drove in four runs and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 on Thursday night.
Adrian Gonzalez — whose fielding error in the fifth led to two runs — had tied the game 3-all in the seventh before Philadelphia scored four in the ninth.
Ruiz regained the lead for the Phillies when he lined a 3-2 pitch down the right field line with one out after singles by Cody Asche and Ben Revere. Byrd greeted Jamey Wright with a bases-loaded two-run single after Wilson (0-2) intentionally walked Chase Utley and hit Ryan Howard with a pitch.
Mike Adams (1-0), making his third appearance after undergoing shoulder surgery last July 31 and missing the first two weeks of the season, pitched two innings for the victory despite allowing Gonzalez’s homer.
Both managers lost replay challenges.
The defending NL West champions were trailing 3-2 in the fifth when Asche, the Phillies third baseman, fielded Yasiel Puig’s grounder behind the bag and threw home, where Ruiz tagged out Hanley Ramirez as he came in standing up without a collision.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly requested a review from umpire Mike DiMuro based on the new rule pertaining to home plate collisions. It took several minutes but the call was upheld.
Ryan Sandberg challenged a call by first base ump Hunter Wendelstedt in the Dodgers’ sixth. Juan Uribe was initially ruled safe on a grounder to shortstop Freddy Galvis. After a review of several minutes — and a few choruses of “If It Takes Forever” by stadium organist Nancy Bea Hefley — the call stood.
Kyle Kendrick pitched 5 2-3 innings and allowed two runs and 10 hits, including a two-run homer by Uribe. The right-hander remained 0-7 in his last 12 starts.
Dodgers right-hander Dan Haren was charged with three runs — one earned — and seven hits in six innings while striking out seven.
Kendrick, who gave up a two-out single in each of the first three innings, yielded Uribe’s two-out homer to left field after a leadoff double by Gonzalez. But the Phillies capitalized on Gonzalez’s second error of the season to grab a 3-2 lead.
The three-time Gold Glove winner botched a one-out grounder by Utley with runners at the corners, as Revere scored the Phillies’ first run. Utley was credited with an RBI, and Byrd drove in two more with a double just out of the reach of a diving Puig in right-center. Gonzalez’s error was the Dodgers’ 23rd in 23 games.
NOTES: The Phillies entered Thursday with a bullpen ERA of 5.64, the worst in the majors. … Ruiz was 7 for 14 in the four-game series with a home run, four walks and his first six RBIs of the season. … Byrd had two doubles in three at-bats against Haren, and is 12 for 24 for his career against him. … Dodgers pitchers have given up 14 unearned runs. … Jimmy Rollins, 5 for 21 against Haren, got the night off and Galvis started at SS for the first time since Sept. 7 of last season. … Puig was 0 for 3 against Kendrick, after coming in 5 for 6 against him with a double and a triple. … Kendrick had a chance to help himself at the plate in the second inning, but struck out with runners at second and third. The eight-year veteran has fanned 115 times in 273 career at-bats with six RBIs.