LOS ANGELES (AP) — A.J. Burnett made a couple of mistakes with his pitches and gave up the lead in the seventh inning. That was nothing compared to the huge error Carl Crawford committed for the Dodgers in the 10th.
Domonic Brown doubled home the go-ahead run after Crawford's miscue in left field, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat Los Angeles 3-2 Tuesday night.
One night after Philadelphia's Cliff Lee held the defending NL West champions to four hits through eight scoreless innings, Burnett took a four-hitter and a 2-1 lead into the seventh. But birthday boy Dee Gordon legged out a double to short right-center with one out, stole third and scored when pinch-hitter Justin Turner singled to left on Burnett's 105th and final pitch.
"I gave Gordon a little bit too much of the plate on that pitch and he put a good swing on it and hit it up the middle," Burnett said. "When he gets on base, he makes things happen. He's an exciting player to watch, and I think him getting to third right there helped them was a big for them to tie it up."
The right-hander allowed six hits, struck out four of his first eight batters and finished with five Ks in 6 2-3 innings. He also had a career-high three hits in three at-bats — all singles against lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu, who allowed two runs and nine hits in six innings.
"I'm not here for my individual numbers. I'm here to keep my team in it until skip takes me out," Burnett said. "If I win, that's fine. If I don't, that's fine. I just go about my job."
Carlos Ruiz reached second base when his flyball to short left field glanced off Crawford's glove as shortstop Hanley Ramirez nearly collided with him. Brown followed with a drive to the fence in left-center on a 1-1 pitch from J.P. Howell (1-2).
"We both were coming hard and came up short," Crawford said. "Neither of us called for it. I didn't think it was clearly my ball. I was in no-doubles (mode), so that's a long run for me. But I still got to it. I just didn't catch it. It was one of those things where it didn't do our way that time."
The error was the Dodgers' 22nd in their first 21 games.
"It's tough because we're not hitting the way we want to right now, so defense is one of the things you have to do every day to help the pitchers out," said Crawford, who drove in the Dodgers' first run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
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