Phillies Outslug LA in Game 1
Three-run shot from Ibañez in eighth stands up as winner in 8-6 win in NLCS opener
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 15, 2009 11:09 PM CDT
Manny Ramirez is congratulated in the Dodgers dugout after his two-run home run during the fifth inning of tonight's Game 1.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A three-run home run from Raul Ibañez in the eighth inning tonight gave the visiting Philadelphia Phillies the margin they needed to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers, 8-6, and take the first game in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series. The defending-champion Phillies twice saw the Dodgers eat into four-run leads, making the late innings tense.