Brown struck out seven hitters in seven innings of work and kept the Phillies hitters guessing throughout the night. Mike Lieberthal guessed right in the seventh inning and took Brown deep for his second homerun of the season, but the damage was pretty well done by then. Back and elbow problems appear to be behind Brown and he kept the ball down well throughout the night before handing the game over to the Dodgers bullpen.
Wolf seemed to labor through six and two-thirds innings and was hit for six earned runs before making his exit. Paul LoDuca and Adrian Beltre hit solo homeruns off of Wolf, who had previously given up just one homerun this season. Carlos Silva and Rheal Cormier pitched the final inning and one-third for the Phillies.
The Phils managed an unearned run in the ninth, cutting the Dodgers lead to 6-2, but Troy Brohawn was able to work out of trouble to finish off the Phillies.
The loss puts the Phillies one-half game behind both Atlanta and Montreal who both won their respective games Tuesday night. The Phillies had moved into sole possession of first place in the NL East on Monday night by beating the Dodgers while the Braves and Expos were off. The series continues Wednesday night with Vicente Padilla (3-2, 2.31) going against Odalis Perez (0-1, 3.76).