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Morgan Blanks Phillies : Dodgers: Brooks, Scioscia hit back-to-back home runs in 3-0 victory.

From Associated Press

Mike Morgan pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout of the season as the Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 3-0, on Saturday night.

Morgan (4-1) had a no-hitter until one out in the sixth inning, when Len Dykstra lined a single to left field. He struck out seven Phillies and walked one.

Morgan got all the runs he needed when Hubie Brooks and Mike Scioscia hit consecutive home runs against former Dodger right-hander Ken Howell in the second inning.

Eddie Murray led off the second with a single off Ken Howell (2-3) and went to second on a wild pitch. Brooks hit a 3-and-1 pitch over the fence in left field for his fifth home run and Scioscia followed with his fourth homer, to right, also on a 3-and-1 count.

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The Phillies had runners on first and third with one out in the first inning, but Morgan struck out Ricky Jordan and induced John Kruk to hit into a force play.

In the seventh, Jordan singled with one out and Kruk followed with a drive off the fence in left, but Jordan held up waiting to see if the ball would be caught. Jordan was caught in a rundown and tagged out between second and third. Kruk settled for a single.

Morgan, who pitched a three-hitter to beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-0, on April 24, gave the Dodgers their fifth shutout.


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