A game that was billed as a pitching duel lived up to the hype. Cliff Lee dominated the Dodgers for 8 innings, allowing only a Juan
Rivera solo home run in the second inning and an AJ Ellis single in the 6th, finishing with 4 strikeouts and 1 walk over 89 pitches.Clayton Kershaw matched Lee pitch for pitch, allowing 5 hits, 1 run with 7 strikeouts and no walks over 8 innings.
Hunter Pence tried to have his second game-winning bases-loaded single in a row when Javy Guerra struggled in the 10th inning, but a Luis Cruz double, Bobby Abreu single and Matt Kemp infield single pushed across two runs of their own in the bottom of the 10th the game 3-3.
Fast forward to the 12th inning, both teams low on bench players and bullpen pitchers, and none other than Matt Kemp steps up and drive a low-and-away fastball 10 rows deep into the right field pavilion for the win.
With the win, the Dodgers improve to 49-44 while the Phillies fall to 41-52.