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Madson Blows 2-Run Lead; Phils Lose

Ryan Madson entered the game with a 7-5 lead. He left with the Phillies down 8-7. The Phillies lost, 8-7.

Don’t completely blame Madson. Starter Cole Hamels allowed five runs in six innings — all five runs came through home runs. Those five runs evaporated the five that the Phillies scored in the first inning. Chase Utley knocked a three-run home run for an early lead, then Chris Coste drove in two with a single.

The Phils added to that lead with RBI by Ryan Howard and Pedro Feliz. They had a 7-1 lead at one point. But that ended quickly.

Madson allowed three runs in the eighth, and though Brad Lidge escaped the ninth without harm, the Phils couldn’t seize the win from San Diego. All of this on Harry Kalas appreciation day.

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