Phillies Clinch NL East, Dodgers Lose Fourth In a Row

Posted: 1st October 2009 by Andrew Godfrey in MLB
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Clayton Richard pitched seven scoreless innings of one-hit baseball as the Padres shutout the Dodgers, 5-0, and delayed the clinching of the NL West title. á The Philadelphia Phillies clinched the NL East title on Wednesday by pounding the Houston Astros, 10-3. Seven different Phillies drove in runs during the contest with Raul Ibanez hitting his 34th homer of the season and adding three RBI. The Astros took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth, but the Phillies scored four times in the bottom of the frame to take a 5-3 lead. J.R. Towles hit solo homers off Pedro Martinez in the second and fourth innings. Kyle Kendrick took the win in relief of Martinez. Brad Lidge was brought in to record the last out because of what he did for the team last season. Lidge could be a key to how far the ...

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