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The Phillies won the first two games in the best-of-seven series, but the Dodgers held a 6-1 lead in Game 3 when the benches cleared.
"What happened in Philly didn't look good. We knew sooner or later something was going to happen," Phillies reliever J.C. Romero said. "It's unfortunate. It happened, but we're going to put this behind us. Hopefully tomorrow we can play a clean game."
The Phillies and Dodgers don't have a recent history of animosity, unlike Boston and Tampa Bay, the ALCS participants. The Red Sox and Rays have played two peaceful games in their series after a nasty brawl in June.
"It's baseball," Dodgers second baseman Blake DeWitt said. "Emotions are high. There are two competitive teams going at it. It's a series where two teams are fighting to get into a World Series. Nobody's letting down and nobody's going to give in. But it's over and done with. Both these teams are concentrating on winning ballgames."
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