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Bullpen Roughed Up in Dodgers Loss

The Dodgers can't capitalize on their 11 hits, but the Phillies do an go home with a win

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    The Phillies took advantage of a heavily used Dodgers bullpen by batting around in the ninth inning Thursday night, en route to a 7-3 victory.

    Philly took three of four from LA in the series, and it doesn't sit well with Dodgers catcher Tim Federowicz.

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    "It's frustrating," he said afterward. "We're way better than they are, and we should've at least taken three of four from them."

    Dodgers reliever Brian Wilson was given the ball in the ninth inning with the score tied, but after two singles, a two-run double from catcher Carlos Ruiz to give the Phillies a 5-3 lead, and an intentional walk to Chase Utley, Wilson's night was over. He only got one out.

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    Wilson didn't do his replacement Jamey Wright any favors by leaving him with the bases loaded.

    Wright couldn't stop the bleeding. Marlon Byrd greeted him with a two-run single to complete the four run inning. Wilson (0-2) took the loss.

    Wilson has not pitched well this season, at all. He has a 15.75 ERA in five appearances, and opponents are hitting .400 of of him.

    Offensively, the Dodgers got 11 hits, but couldn't string enough together to make them hurt. Juan Uribe and Adrian Gonzalez each had three hits and a homer. Gonzalez was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. He also committed an error that led to the Phillies first run.

    "We're not an offensive team even though we've go great guys who can swing the bat," Gonzalez said.

    "We're not a team that's going to score a lot of runs, so we've got to play good defense, and we didn't do that today."

    Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz each had big nights for the Philies. Byrd drove in four runs, and Ruiz had three more hits Thursday. He killed the Dodgers in the series going 9 for 14 with four doubles, and six RBIs.

    MIke Adams (1-0) pitched two innings of relief for Philly and got the win. Jonathan Papelbon did mop up duty in the ninth to close it out, but didn't get a save.

    The Dodgers are 3-4 on their current ten-game homestand. They finish it with a three-game series starting Friday against the Colorado Rockies.