Hanley Ramirez booted Michael Young's ground ball in the ninth, allowing Casper Wells to score the game-winning run in a Phillies 3-2 win. (USA Today Images)
The Phillies won for the first time under interim manager Ryne Sandberg on Sunday afternoon when they beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 3-2, at Citizens Bank Park.
The Phillies won it when Dodgers’ shortstop Hanley Ramirez made an error on Michael Young’s bases-loaded ground ball with one out in the bottom of the ninth. Ramirez was going to try for a double play. Young, who pinch-hit, was credited with an RBI.
Ramirez made two errors in the inning. One of them put the go-ahead run on base.
The Phils are 1-2 under Sandberg and 6-21 since the all-star break.
Starting pitching report
Cole Hamels continued to pitch well. He gave up seven hits and two runs over seven innings, walked none and struck out eight.
Since the start of July, Hamels has allowed just 15 earned runs in 66 innings over nine starts for an ERA of 2.04.
Dodgers’ right-hander Ricky Nolasco allowed five hits and two runs over six innings. He walked one and struck out
Bullpen report. B.J. Rosenberg and Jonathan Papelbon both pitched a scoreless inning. Papelbon got the win.
Brandon League got the loss.
At the plate
The Phils got their first run on a solo homer by Darin Ruf. Cody Asche beat out a potential inning-ending double-play ball to play the tying run in the sixth.
Carlos Ruiz had four singles for the Phillies.
Andre Ethier gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead with a solo homer in the second inning. Ethier singled in the fourth, moved up on a wild pitch by Hamels and scored his team’s second run on a two-out single by Jerry Hairston Jr.
Rollins sits. Jimmy Rollins, hitting .170 (9 for 53) with a .200 on-base percentage in his last 13 games, did not start for the first time since the all-star break. Rollins is hitting .214 with a .252 on-base percentage since the break.
Rollins entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the ninth and was walked intentionally.
Michael Young was out of the starting lineup with a sore left Achilles tendon.
The Phillies open a four-game series against the Colorado Rockies at home on Monday night. Here are the pitching matchups:
Monday night – RH Jeff Manship (0-2 7.20) vs. RH Ethan Martin (1-2, 6.28)
Tuesday night – LH Jorge De La Rosa (12-6, 3.22) pitches for Colorado. The Phils have not named a starter for that game.
Wednesday night – RH Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.94) vs. LH Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.19)
Thursday night – RH Chad Bettis (0-1, 5.06) vs. RH Kyle Kendrick (10-9, 4.48)