The Dodgers are sinking fast, and not even playing the team with the worst record in the National League could help them Friday night, as they lost to the Astros 7-3 at Dodger Stadium. Ted Lilly hit a wall in the sixth inning and Houston scored five runs, breaking open a 1-1 tie. Brett Myers pitched a complete game for his third win of the season.
It was the fourth straight loss for the Dodgers, who fell to nine games under .500 for the first time since the end of the 2005 season, a disastrous campaign that saw 91 Dodger losses. Lilly allowed five runs on four hits and two walks in the fateful sixth inning, though two of the runs scored after Lilly exited, courtesy of a two-run infield single by Jason Bourgeios off Josh Lindblom.
Coming into tonight's game, the Astros had lost three straight games and 11 of their last 13. Dee Gordon led off the bottom of the first inning with his first major league walk, and scored the only Dodger run. Rookie Rubby De La Rosa makes his first home start on Saturday night, against Wandy Rodriguez for Houston.
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