Phillie Homer in 11th Crushes Dodgers 5-4

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania-- "A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single walk, er.. step." Anyway, Jayson Werth worked a four-pitch walk off Phillie Stopper Billy Wagner with the bases loaded to force in the lead run in the 10th inning and Yhency Brazoban nailed the game .. but wait, there is a late bulletin: Pat Burrell tripled and Ryan Howard homered in the bottom of the 10th and Philadelphia, at least temporarily, stopped the Dodgers' journey cold with a 5-4 win.

Jeff Kent had led off the 10th with a walk and Mike Edwards doubled him to third with the score tied 3-3. Jason Phillips was walked intentionally before Antonio Perez, pinch-hitting for Hee-Seop Choi, struck out. Werth then collected that looked like the winning run.

Dodger stopper Yhency Brazoban took over for Duaner Sanchez, fifth pitcher used by manager Jim Tracy. He faced only two Phillie batters who unloaded a triple and a homer to abruptly end the contest. It was the fourth blown save by Brazoban and boosted his earned run average to an ugly 6.03.

Brad Penny started for Los Angeles and worked six inning, allowing seven hits, three runs and striking out a season-high eight. He left with the game knotted at three.

Giovanni Carrara, Wilson Alvarez, Steve Schmoll and Sanchez followed, working four straight scoreless innings.

Oscar Robles led the game off with his first major league homer. The Phils came back with a triple and a ground ball in the first to tie and a home run in the second to take the lead.

In the fourth, Choi singled and moved to third on a double by Werth. Jason Repko's ground ball tied the game and Penny banged a double of his own to put the Dodgers up 3-2.

Robles walked but Izturis bounced into a force play to end the threat.

That was the last Dodger run until the 10th. The could manage only three singles during the five innings.

Robles singled and homered, Kent and Choi added a pair of singles.

Dodger Blue Notes-- The club activated Wilson Alvarez from the disabled list. He takes the roster spot of Jason Grabowski, who was outrighted to Las Vegas on Sunday. Grabowski was out of options but had earlier cleared waivers. …Milton Bradley and Jose Valentin each went 2-for-3 on Monday night in their injury rehab assignments with Triple-A Las Vegas. Valentin had a home run, double and two RBI, while Bradley also had a stolen base. Bradley said he might be ready by this weekend's series in New York against the Mets. Valentin, who has shifted from switch-hitting to batting exclusively left-handed in recent years, would hit exclusively left-handed when he returns because it puts less pressure on the right knee that he injured in early May. …Derek Lowe will start in the second game of the three-game series against the Phillies on Wednesday night.