LA Dodgers 5, Philadelphia 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 80°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Knight, First Base - Mike Winters, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Wally Bell,
Attendance - 39955

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Philadelphia 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 9 0
LA Dodgers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 41-52 17-27 24-25 L1
LA Dodgers 49-44 29-20 20-24 W1


Dodgers 5, Phillies 3 (12): After legging out an infield single to tie the game in the 10th inning, Matt Kemp belted a walkoff two-run homer in the 12th as host Los Angeles salvaged the finale of a three-game series against Philadelphia.

In the 12th inning, Kemp deposited an offering from Jake Diekman (1-1) over the wall in right-center for his 13th homer - and first since April 30.

Jamey Wright (4-2) allowed one hit in one scoreless inning to pick up the victory for the Dodgers, who snapped a four-game losing skid.

Starters Cliff Lee and Clayton Kershaw tossed eight brilliant innings apiece - but the fireworks began after they departed.

Hunter Pence, who had a game-winning two-run single in the eighth inning of Tuesday's 3-2 triumph, nearly produced the same result with his two-run single over the glove of third baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. in the top of the 10th.

The base hit gave Philadelphia a 3-1 lead, but Los Angeles answered against closer Jonathan Papelbon with an RBI single by Bobby Abreu before Kemp beat shortstop Jimmy Rollins' throw to tie the game.

Carlos Ruiz had an RBI single in the fourth inning to plate Shane Victorino, who alertly avoided the tag by catcher A.J. Ellis. Victorino had three hits for the Phillies, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

Lee was dominant before being removed for a pinch hitter with the bases loaded in the ninth. The left-hander settled for a no-decision after allowing just one run on two hits and striking out four.

Kershaw remained winless in his career versus Philadelphia (0-4) despite allowing just one run on five hits in eight innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Juan Rivera's homer in the second inning was the fourth of his career off Lee - his most against any pitcher. ... Papelbon converted his first 17 save opportunities before failing to secure three of his last seven chances. ... Philadelphia will begin a six-game homestand on Friday with a three-game set versus San Francisco. ... Los Angeles begins a 10-game road trip on Friday with a three-game set against the New York Mets.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Philadelphia   LA Dodgers
Cliff Lee Player Clayton Kershaw
No Decision W/L No Decision
8.0 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 7
2 Hits 5
1.12 ERA 1.12
Philadelphia   LA Dodgers
Shane Victorino Player Luis Cruz
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 4
.600 Avg .400

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Philadelphia 9 0 10 .209 20 10 3 6 2 0
LA Dodgers 10 2 18 .233 14 10 5 4 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against NY Mets. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .489 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Phillies have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .392 after a loss.
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