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Brad Lidge has a rare bad day as Phillies fall to Padres

Philadelphia closer blows his first save in 54 chances, allowing four ninth-inning runs to San Diego, which improves to 9-3.

April 19, 2009|Associated Press

San Diego 8, at Philadelphia 5: Brad Lidge blew his first save in 54 opportunities, giving up four ninth-inning runs, including a three-run homer to Kevin Kouzmanoff. Heath Bell earned his seventh save for the 9-3 Padres.

at New York 1, Milwaukee 0: Johan Santana breezed through seven innings in his first start at Citi Field, and the Mets scratched out an unearned run in the seventh.

Florida 9, at Washington 6 (11 innings): Jeremy Hermida's second homer, a three-run shot in the 11th, won it for the Marlins, who are 10-1 with a six-game winning streak.

at Chicago 7, St. Louis 5 (11 innings): Aramis Ramirez's home run won it.

Arizona 2, at San Francisco 0: Chris Young's two-run double off Brian Wilson ended a scoreless duel after Doug Davis and Tim Lincecum each pitched eight shutout innings.

at Houston 7, Cincinnati 0: Wandy Rodriguez struck out 10 in seven innings. Geoff Blum had three RBIs.

at Dodgers 9, Colorado 5: Manny Ramirez and Andre Ethier homered twice as L.A. won its seventh straight.

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