LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jason Phillips hit a two-out, RBI single to cap a two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-4 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

The Dodgers entered the ninth with only one hit since the third, and Tyler Walker (2-2) retired the first two batters before pinch-hitter Olmedo Saenz drew a four-pitch walk. Oscar Robles followed with a single to center, and Cesar Izturis grounded an 0-2 pitch off the first base bag and into the right field corner for an RBI double to tie the game.

Jeff Kent was walked intentionally to set the stage for Phillips, who grounded a full-count pitch into right field. Phillips thrust his fist into the air after the ball got past diving second baseman Ray Durham.

The blown save was just the third for Walker in 18 chances.

Rookie Steve Schmoll (2-0) pitched two perfect innings and struck out three to earn the win for the Dodgers, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for only the eighth time in their last 29 games.

The loss was the third in nine games for the Giants.

San Francisco took a 4-3 lead in the sixth on Michael Tucker’s two-out, RBI single off Odalis Perez. The Giants didn’t have another baserunner after that as Perez, Giovanni Carrara and Schmoll combined to retire the last 10 batters.

The Giants took a 2-0 lead in the second on doubles by Moises Alou and Deivi Cruz and a single by J.T. Snow.

The Dodgers got a run back in their half off Brett Tomko on an RBI single by Jason Repko, and took a 3-2 lead in the third on a two-out, run-scoring single by Jayson Werth that snapped an 0-for-21 drought and another RBI single by Repko.

Cruz hit another double to start the fourth, and scored one out later on a single by Jason Ellison to tie it at 3.

Perez, making his third start since coming off the disabled list after missing 46 games because of soreness in his pitching shoulder, allowed nine hits and four runs in six innings. He hasn’t won since April 29.

Tomko gave up six hits and three runs in six innings while walking two, striking out four and making 110 pitches. He didn’t allow a hit in his final 3 1-3 innings.

Notes: Giants 3B Edgardo Alfonzo, sidelined since June 13 with a strained left quadriceps, was supposed to begin a rehab assignment Saturday night with Triple-A Fresno, but the team was informed early in the day he had tweaked his neck, delaying the rehab plans temporarily. … Dodgers OF Milton Bradley began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday night and grounded out twice while playing five innings. He’s been out since May 30 with a torn ligament in his right ring finger. … The Giants rank eighth in the NL in runs scored despite having the league’s leading batting average with runners in scoring position, second-leading average overall and fewest strikeouts. … Dodgers utilityman Mike Edwards singled in the second to snap an 0-for-16 drought, and singled again and scored in third.

AP-ES-07-16-05 1930EDT


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