Jason Phillips, Antonio Perez Hit Key Homers

A sparse crowd was on hand to enjoy an old-fashioned game that resembled a Sunday afternoon old-timers contest between the Elks and the Kiwanis alumni clubs, complete with assorted types of hits, a sprinkle of errors, a number of misplays that could have been called errors and a complement of spectacular plays thrown in. The Elks ... er, the Dodgers won by a 9-5 margin, moving into a tie for second place n the N.L. West.

Starter Brad Penny had allowed only 13 walks over his first 90.1 innings this season and his 1.3 average per nine innings was the lowest in the National League. He had worked 6 or more innings in each of his last five starts.

However, he battled through the first five innings but earned his fifth win against five losses. He worked into the eighth inning, throwing 109 pitches and allowing nine hits and three walks but only a pair of earned runs. He stranded nine Colorado baserunners.

Jason Phillips slugged a three-run homer in the first to get Los Angeles off to a quick start and Antonio Perez batted in five runs with three hits, including a three-run homer in the seventh that put the lead on the game. Jason Repko doubled twice and made a pair of sparkling catches in center field with men on base.

In the first the Dodgers loaded the bases on an Oscar Robles walk, a single by Jayson Werth and a walk to Hee-Seop Choi. Antonio Perez hit a shot back a Rockies pitcher Shawn Chacon that seemed headed for center field but it glanced off his leg and quickly turned from a two-run single into a double play ball.

Shortstop Eddie Garabito gloved it easily, stepped on second and his throw to first was in plenty of time but very high. Todd Hilton leaped to catch the ball in the tip of his first baseman's mitt and Perez hit the bag before he came down on it as Robles scored.

Jason Phillips turned that potential inning-ending play into a 4-0 lead by booming a shot two rows from the top of the left field bleachers (412-feet) for his sixth homer of the season. Suddenly Penny had a nice cushion to work with.

The Rockies got a tainted run in the second. Preston Wilson banged a double into left field that Werth nearly ran down. Garrett Adkins smacked a shot over Jason Repko's head that he hauled in in front of the 415 sign in center and Brad Hawpe smashed a ball Penny that held Wilson on third.

Then Garabito banged the ball to Edwards -- the fourth hard-hit ball of the inning -- and he fumbled it, the ball rolling into foul territory.. Knowing he could not get the out at first, he threw to the plate but the throw hit Wilson who slid in with the run.

L.A. countered with a broken-bat double by Werth, who went to third on a fly by Choi. A throw to third in an attempt to pick Werth off by catcher Dan Ardoin sailed into left field allowed him to trot in.

Colorado opened the bottom of the third with a pair of singles. Penny fanned Helton and Preston Wilson smashed a ball up the middle that Robles turned into a spectacular double play. He dived behind second to glove the ball, from flat on the ground he tossed it to Perez and the relay nipped Wilson at first.

Penny was in hot water again in the fourth. Two singles sandwiched a walk to load the bases with none out. Penny nearly wriggled out of things, getting a pop and a strikeout but Cory Sullivan singled to center. One run scored and Repko's throw beat the second runner but Phillips couldn't get a handle on the ball and a second run scored.

Penny, obviously without his normal stuff, was battling hard but had thrown too many pitches in the first four innings, had already walked an unPenny-like two and had allowed six hits and three runs.

The see-saw contest continued in the top of the fifth when Mike Edwards led off with a single and Werth was hit by a pitch. Choi bounced into a force at second before Perez smacked a ball to second, scoring Edwards.

Colorado put the leadoff man on base in the fourth straight inning but another acrobatic double play (Perez-Robles-Choi) erased him. Penny allowed another hit before closing out the inning with a strikeout.

Antonio Perez lined a drive into the Rockies bullpen with Mike Edwards and Choi on base to make things more comfortable for Penny, now leading 9-3. The hit gave him five RBI, a career-high.

Penny suddenly found his rhythm, retiring eight of nine Rockies before a double and then a walk on his 109th pitch told manager Jim Tracy that was enough and Duaner Sanchez rode in on his white horse to end the inning.

But Sanchez and his horse, appearing in his 43rd game, have seen a lot of action during the first half and he gave up a single and a walk to open the eighth.

Robles, who made the Dodger fans in attendance forget for a time about their regular shortstop -- what was his name? -- with a diving stop in the hole and a throw to get a force at second.

Sanchez finally got out of the inning, after another single, with just one run scored.

Rookie Frankelis Osoria gave up a run in the ninth but closed it out.

Izturis on DL-- Cesar Izturis joined a number of teammates when his right hamstring finally landed him on the 15-day disabled list, eliminating any chance the reigning National League Gold Glove winner will appear in next week's All-Star Game. The move was made retroactive to June 30, making Izturis eligible to return July 15 against San Francisco. The move cleared a roster spot for left-hander Odalis Perez, who was activated from the DL so he could start Tuesday night against the Colorado Rockies.

Drew Out Two Months--Outfielder J.D. Drew's broken left wrist was examined in Los Angeles by a fracture specialist and it was determined that, for now, Drew won't need surgery. However, Drew will miss at least eight weeks.

No Boone in Future--Dodgers general manager Paul DePodesta was not inclined to violate baseball's tampering rule and declined to comment but despite the fact they are looking for offense after the report that outfielder J.D. Drew will be out two months, they appear to have little interest in veteran second baseman Bret Boone, a three-time All-Star who was designated for assignment on by the Seattle Mariners. Perhaps if Boone clears waivers and can be had for a prorated share of the major-league minimum -- about $158,000 for the rest of the season -- would the Dodgers consider taking a low-risk flier on him, but as of Monday night, that appeared unlikely. San Diego was rumored to be close to a deal to acquire Boone, with the Mariners still picking up most of the $8.25 million he is owed for this season. The addition of Boone would force Jeff Kent to move to first base because Boone can play only one position. And then, Boone was hitting just .231 when he was released.

Dodger Blue Notes-- Going into Wednesday's game, Scott Erickson has worked 7.2 innings over five appearances and has allowed only one run. … Rookie Sergio Pedroza, the Dodgers No. 3 draft selection out of Cal State Fullerton, had quite a first week of professional baseball. He collected nine hits in his first 10 trips and for the week was 10-for18 (.556) with seven RBI and six runs scored. …The Dodgers and Rockies didn't walk a batter Tuesday evening, only the second time that has happened in Coors Field history, the other time in 1999. In addition, there were no hit-by-pitch, sac flies or sac bunts. ; The Dodgers are 44-38 at Coors Field, one of only three teams in the N.L that hold a winning record