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Giants-Phillies NLCS Game 2: Ramirez Retires One, Gives Up One Run

The Phillies took a 3-1 lead as Ramon Ramirez as now been pulled following fairly ineffective relief work. Ramirez got Shane Victorino to ground out, advancing Roy Oswalt to second. This led to Ramirez intentionally walking Chase Utley to set up the double play. However, Placido Polanco had other plans as he hit an RBI single up the middle. The Phillies third base coach tried to stop Oswalt at third but Oswalt ran through the stop sign and scored to give himself a 3-1 lead.

The Giants have brought in Jeremy Affeldt to face Phillies slugger Ryan Howard.