Pat Burrell's two-run homer turned out to be all the Rays needed on a night when the Phillies' offense didn't live up to their end of the bargain.
Joe Blanton was on the losing end of a pitcher's duel, allowing Burrell's two-run blast and nothing more, striking out 10 in a 121-pitch slog. Meanwhile, the offense had several chances, but couldn't penetrate Matt Garza's defenses. The right-hander stonewalled the Phils over eight crisp innings, striking out seven. Jayson Werth's solo homer was all the Phils could muster, hurting themselves with a pair of deflating double plays (Werth, Carlos Ruiz). No hits for Jimmy Rollins again (0-for-4, now hitting .211), but no hits by the top four hitters, either, along with hitless nights by suddenly-cold Feliz and Ruiz down at the bottom. The Rays iced it with a five-run eighth off Chan Ho Park and J.C. Romero. Antonio Bastardo and the Phils try for the series win tomorrow night.