Big moments coming quickly, without warning, in NLCS
LOS ANGELES -- The Phillies and Dodgers have played 27 innings worth of a National League Championship Series now, but only four of those innings have really mattered.In Game 1, it was the home half of the sixth, when Chase Utley and Pat Burrell each connected on home runs in a span of three hitters and quickly turned a 2-0 Los Angeles lead into a 3-2 Philadelphia win. In Game 2, the Phillies scored eight runs on nine hits in the second and third, transforming young Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley from savvy stud to shaken greenhorn in the blink of an eye and grabbing this best-of-seven by the throat. And Sunday night, before the largest crowd in Dodger Stadium history even had a chance to get warmed up, L.A. posted five runs in the first inning, effectively ending the game and seemingly beginning a whole new series. Lightning strikes. Blinks of an eye. Muhammad Ali right crosses. Boom, you're out. Bam, one club seizes the moment and the other watches it slip away.
NLCS GAME 3: DODGERS 7, PHILLIES 2
The Dodgers scored five runs off Jamie Moyer in the first inning and went on to defeat the Phillies 7-2 in Game 3 of the NLCS. Story | NLCS page
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