The Phillies were also in trouble in the eighth inning. Adams gave up a walk and Dan Plesac followed by allowing two singles to again load the bases with nobody out. Turk Wendell relieved Plesac and got a short flyball, a groundball that resulted in a force out at home and a pop-up to get out of the inning with no damage. Jose Mesa pitched an uneventful ninth inning to record his seventh save of the season.
The Phillies scored three runs off Hideo Nomo (2-3) in the first inning. Nomo hadn't allowed a first inning run all season until the Phillies struck. Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a ground-rule double and David Bell singled to drive him home. Bobby Abreu then stepped up and delivered his fourth homerun of the season to make it 3-0. Mike Lieberthal chipped in with a solo homerun in the sixth – his third homerun of the season – to put the Phillies up 4-0 before the Dodgers got their run in the bottom of the inning.
The Phillies continue their west coast trip with three games in San Diego this weekend. Kevin Millwood (4-1, 3.48) goes against rookie Clay Condrey (1-1, 8.66) in the series opener Friday night.