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Dodgers bounce back to win on Ellis' single

By Joe Resnick

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, June 29 2013 11:31 p.m. MDT

Los Angeles Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez, left, hits a three-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee, second from left, looks on along with catcher Carlos Ruiz, second from right, and home plate umpire CB Bucknor during the first inning of their baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Mark J. Terrill, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — A.J. Ellis hit an RBI single in the ninth inning, Hanley Ramirez hit a tape-measure, three-run homer in the first against Cliff Lee and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Saturday night.

Philadelphia's Chase Utley homered in his first two career at-bats against Hyun-Jin Ryu. But the Dodgers won for the seventh in eight games, bouncing back from a 16-1 loss Friday that was the franchise's most lopsided at home since a 19-2 rout by the New York Giants on July 3, 1947 — during Jackie Robinson's rookie season.

Ramirez led off the ninth against rookie Justin De Fratus (2-3) with a single before Matt Kemp took a called third strike. De Fratus walked Andre Ethier before Ellis lined a 2-2 pitch to right, scoring Ramirez.