Safe to say all was forgiven when Ellis’ walk-off single allowed the
On a night when the hot-hitting
Ramirez, who is 20 for 40 at the plate during an 11-game hitting streak, also started the Dodgers' rally in the bottom of the ninth with a single off
On the seventh pitch he saw, Ellis lined his game-winner to right field as Ramirez ran through third base coach Tim Wallach's stop sign.
The victory was the Dodgers' seventh in eight games and actually left them just five games back of the
The Dodgers thought they had a nice little 3-2 victory all ready to wrap up when they sent out closer
But the Dodgers' defense was still to be heard from.
Young, seeing this, now took off for home. Catcher A.J. Ellis couldn't immediately handle the bouncing throw, and Young scored without a play. Kemp was charged with an error.
The Phillies' Utley tried to equal the early exploits of Ramirez, powering two homers, but both were of the solo variety.
The Dodgers should just walk Utley every time he comes up. He hurt them for the second consecutive night. After going two for three with a double on Friday, he slugged solo home runs in both the first and third innings off
Fortunately for the Dodgers, in between came the monster blast from Ramirez.
The Dodgers started the hot night with a 9-2 career mark against left-hander
Puig singled with one out and moved to third when
Ramirez absolutely crushed the first pitch Lee offered, sending it over the center-field wall and onto a camera platform at an estimated 439 feet away.
It was near the spot where Jose Canseco hit his grand slam in the 1988
The Ramirez three-run homer landed on a large, elevated platform maybe eight feet higher. Canseco’s blast, of course, must be the most overlooked grand slam in World Series history, since that’s the game
Ramirez now has six home runs in just 24 games, third on the team behind Gonzalez (10) and Puig (seven). He has an 11-game hitting streak going.
After Utley's second homer in the third -- and his 11th on the season -- it stayed a 3-2 game until the top of the ninth.
Ryu went seven innings, allowing the two runs on seven hits and three walks. He struck out six.