Chan Ho Park ensured the damage was not worse by retiring Pedro Feliz after relieving Billingsley with the bases loaded in the third. The starter gave up RBI singles to Ryan Howard and Pat Burrell earlier in the third after Jimmy Rollins took him deep leading off the game.
Billingsley -- arguably the Dodgers' best pitcher during the regular season when he led the club in wins (16), ERA (3.14) and strikeouts (201) -- also came up empty in Game 2 when he allowed eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits in 2 1/3 innings to take the loss.
Michael Schwartz is an associate reporter for MLB.com.
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