Posted June 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Elian Herrera hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Jonathan Papelbon in the ninth inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday night. Placido Polanco hit a tying, two-run homer to help the Phillies rally from a 3-0 deficit against Clayton Kershaw, but it wasn't enough. Dee Gordon ripped a triple to right-center to start the ninth against Papelbon (0-2). Herrera followed with a grounder through the shortstop hole to put major league-leading Los Angeles ahead to stay. Papelbon is 15 for 15 in save opportunities, but hasn't fared as well in non-save situations. Kershaw, the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up three runs and eight hits in seven innings to remain winless in his last three starts. Ronald Belisario (1-0) tossed a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen finished for his seventh save in 10 tries. The five-time defending NL East champion Phillies have lost three straight to fall back to .500. But they're just four games b...
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