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The Ryne Sandberg era in Philadelphia, presuming he sheds the interim manager tag at some point, has achieved victory for the first time. Sandberg, who took over Friday after the Phillies fired Charlie Manuel, says he'll save the lineup card from Philly's 3-2 victory against the Los Angeles on Sunday.
The Dodgers had won 10 straight, including two from the Phillies, and an incredible 42 of 50 games overall coming in, but Hanley Ramirez made two errors at shortstop in the ninth inning to help break a tie in Philadelphia's favor. If Ramirez doesn't bobble Michael Young's grounder, he probably starts a double play and they go to the 11th inning. Via the Associated Press:
''It's tough to explain,'' Ramirez said. ''We had Young running, we would've turned (a double play). We don't think about negative stuff. We just move on. It's definitely tough, but games like this will happen.''
It was just the second loss in the last 21 road games for the Dodgers.
''I really don't think we did enough to win,'' manager Don Mattingly said.
Good-bye, Cholly: Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Matt Gelb gives us a look at what it was like to cover Manuel.
Marlins 6, Giants 5: The Fish overcame a monstrous Hunter Pence home run hit over the monstrosity in the outfield at Marlins Park.
Tigers 6, Royals 3: Detroit takes the five-game series, getting home run No. 40 from Miguel Cabrera and win No. 18 by Max Scherzer.
D-backs 4, Pirates 2 (16 inn.): Thanks to a bloop double by Adam "Spanky" Eaton, the Deebax took two of three from the Bucs.
White Sox 5, Twins 2: Of left-hander Hector Santiago's performance, Chicago manager Robin Ventura said: "I felt like I was having a root canal through most of it." I'm sure Robin meant well.
Rays 2, Blue Jays 1 (10 inn.): After winning the first game of the series with a walkoff triple, Jose Lobaton earned himself a giant tub of ice cream with his game-ending home run. Joe Maddon presented it to him on the team charter:
— Jose Lobaton (@JLobaton21) August 18, 2013
Mariners 4, Rangers 3: Let's play some Bob Seger to honor Kyle Seager, who brought in the winning run against Joe Nathan in the ninth.
Reds 9, Brewers 1: A series split, after a dominating eight innings by Homer Bailey.
Padres 4, Mets 3: San Diego salvages a split thanks to Will Venable going deep to lead off the bottom of the ninth with a solo homer against Pedro Feliciano.
''I love these fans. These people, they're absolutely unbelievably amped up for their team.''
— Bryce Harper, on being booed every at-bat at Turner Field by Braves fans
Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo makes one of the best plays of the month, reaching onto the roof of the visitor's dugout to snare a pop up by Yadier Molina. Kudos to David Freese of the Cardinals for helping to prevent Rizzo from falling into the dugout, even though they're playing the dreaded Cubs.
• Arizona is 13-5 in extras, and won its 27th game in its last at-bat.
• Matt Harvey regained the NL lead in strikeouts, posting six over six innings.
• The Phillies snapped a scoreless streak of 21 1/3 innings.
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