Phillies power past Dodgers to win Game 1
Brad Lidge and the Philadelphia Phillies picked up where they left off a year ago against the Dodgers in the NL championship series.
Carlos Ruiz and Raul Ibanez hit three-run homers, reliever Ryan Madson got a key out and Lidge finished the Phillies' 8-6 victory over Los Angeles in Game 1 Thursday night.
Manny Ramirez homered, but grounded out weakly with two runners on against a struggling Madson to end the Dodgers' two-run rally in the eighth. They stranded 10 runners in the game.