NLCS Game 4 tidbits

NLCS Game 4 tidbits

Breaking the trend: For the first time in 12 games between the Dodgers and Phillies this season, the road team won. Going into Game 4 of the NLCS, the home team had won all 11. Overall, the Phillies have taken seven of 12, while the Dodgers have taken five.

Extra credit: Closer Brad Lidge notched a four-out save in the Phillies' 7-5 victory in Game 4, his first save of more than one inning since July 6, 2006, when as a member of the Astros he got four outs for a save over the Cardinals. His last postseason save of more than an inning, oddly enough, came three years to the day of Game 4, when he notched a four-out save to close out Game 2 of the NLCS vs. the Cardinals at old Busch Stadium.

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Quite a run: Before allowing a two-run, eighth-inning home run to Matt Stairs, Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton hadn't allowed a home run at Dodger Stadium since July 24, 2006, when he allowed a home run to then-Padres outfielder Mike Cameron.

Hawaiian punch: Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino, a native of Hawaii, leads all NL players with 11 RBIs this postseason. He has hit two home runs, including a grand slam in the NLDS vs. the Brewers, this postseason after hitting 14 this season. Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton leads all hitters with 12 RBIs this postseason.

Aloha, RBIs: Victorino's 11 RBIs sets a Phillies record for most in a postseason, one more than Lenny Dykstra's 10 in 1993. The only Hawaiians to have RBIs in the postseason are Benny Agbayani (1999-2000), with seven, and Victorino (2007-2008), 12.

Powerball: Of the Phillies' 35 runs in eight games this postseason, 17 have come via the long ball. The Phillies led the NL and finished second in the Majors (White Sox, 235) with 214 homers.

Role reversal: With a win in Game 4, the Phillies are now 12-4 in their last 16 LCS games, after going 3-11 in their first 14.

Mannybeingmanny: With an RBI single in the fifth inning of Game 4, Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez drove in a run for the eight consecutive LCS game, extending his Major League record set in Game 3. He now has nine RBIs this postseason and 73 for his career, which ranks second all-time to Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams (80).

Short rest: After going on three days' rest in Game 4, Dodgers starter Derek Lowe has now made five career starts on short rest in the regular season and postseason. In those games, including a no-decision in Game 4, he is 3-1 with a 4.18 ERA.