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The 45-year-old Moyer, who became the oldest pitcher to start a league championship series game, lasted only 1 1-3 innings for his shortest outing since July 4, 1998. He gave up six hits and six runs.
"He had a tough time tonight," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "They came out swinging on him. They were not taking very many pitches. And they hit some balls hard and also seemed like everything they hit went through for a hit. We got behind early right there quick about five runs. It wasn't his night. And he's been consistent all year long for us. He's one of the reasons why we're playing here."
The Dodgers had a 1-0 lead by the time Moyer had thrown five pitches on singles by Rafael Furcal, Andre Ethier and Ramirez. Casey Blake singled in another run before DeWitt lined a 2-2 pitch into the right-field corner to clear the bases and send the towel-waving, blue-clad fans at Dodger Stadium into a frenzy.
The Phillies got a run in the second on Ryan Howard's leadoff double and a two-out RBI single by Pedro Feliz, but Furcal hit Moyer's first pitch over the left-center wall to make it 6-1.
Moyer's night was done after he retired Ethier on a fly to center. Six of the 11 batters Moyer faced hit safely, and he also hit a batter with a pitch.
Nomar Garciaparra, making his first start of the postseason, hit a two-out RBI single off J.A. Happ in the fourth to extend the Dodgers' lead to 7-1.
The Phillies didn't have a base runner after Feliz's second-inning hit until Chase Utley doubled to start the seventh. Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell followed with singles to make it 7-2 and chase Kuroda.
Utley drew a two-out walk in the first for his fifth free pass in six plate appearances dating to Game 2, and was thrown out trying to steal with Howard batting. It was the first attempted stolen base by either team in the series.
Ramirez, who entered with 18 hits in 53 at-bats, 10 homers and 20 RBIs against Moyer in his career, raised his postseason RBI total to 72 -- eight shy of Bernie Williams' record. Ramirez also walked twice and flied to right.
The announced attendance of 56,800 -- 800 more than listed capacity -- was the largest in Dodger Stadium history. Tiger Woods was a guest in owner Frank McCourt's box, wearing a Dodgers cap and NL West division champions T-shirt.
Notes: Moyer, who turns 46 next month, became the second-oldest pitcher to start a postseason game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. The oldest was Jack Quinn, who was 46 years, 99 days when he started Game 4 of the 1929 World Series for the Philadelphia A's.
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