Philadelphia (57-52) at Los Angeles (64-44)

  • Game info: 10:10 pm EDT Sat Aug 7, 2004
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Odalis Perez will look to end a six-start winless streak when the Los Angeles Dodgers meet the Philadelphia Phillies in the middle game of their series at Dodger Stadium.

Perez is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA in six starts since June 16. He pitched well in his most recent start Sunday, allowing one run and four hits over six innings in the Dodgers’ 2-1, 12-inning win over the San Diego Padres.

In 20 starts this season, Perez has just eight decisions.

“Nothing new,” he said Sunday. “But we won.”

The NL West-leading Dodgers had won four straight before falling to the Phillies 9-5 in 11 innings Friday.

After the Phillies jumped out to a 5-0 lead with four homers off Kazuhisa Ishii in the first two innings, the Dodgers rallied to tie the game when Jayson Werth hit a solo shot off Tim Worrell in the ninth.

But Dodgers closer Eric Gagne surrendered a two-run single in the top of the 11th to Jim Thome. David Bell followed with an RBI single to chase Gagne, who had his worst outing of the season.

Todd Pratt added another RBI single off Duaner Sanchez.

The Phillies, who began their season-high 13-game road trip by losing six of seven, have won four straight. They trail the NL east-leading Atlanta Braves by 4 1/2 games.

Philadelphia, which swept a three-game series from the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park from May 18-20, has won seven straight against Los Angeles dating the last season.

Jimmy Rollins, Bobby Abreu, Placido Polanco and Marlon Byrd homered for Philadelphia on Friday.

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P. Abbott PHI vs. O. Perez WAS
3-11 Record 7-6
6.47 ERA 3.25
46 K 128
58 BB 44
1.71 WHIP 1.14