Cliff Lee struck out ten batters over seven innings of shutout ball as the Phillies took the opener of their series with the Dodgers 2-1. The Phils’ first two runs came in the third inning when Placido Polanco and Ryan Howard both hit RBI singles.
They would add an insurance run in the bottom of the 8th when Dodger killer Carlos Ruiz doubled in Chase Utley. The Phils won despite being outhit on the night 9-6.
The Dodgers got their lone run in the ninth off Ryan Madson as the Phils closer got himself into quick trouble. He allowed a leadoff double to Juan Uribe, then a single to James Loney to put runners on the corners with none out. Andre Either hit into a fielders’ choice, scoring Uribe. However, Madson would recover and struck out Rod Barajas and Dioner Navarro to end the threat and earn his 13th save.
Roy Oswalt takes on Rubby De La Rosa tomorrow night.