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Dodgers Ride Lilly's Complete Game to Victory

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Ted Lilly (W, 7-8), coming into the game with a 3-0 record and a 1.89 ERA since joining the Dodgers on July 31, continued his dominant streak with a complete game two-hit shutout while a powerful Reed Johnson supplied the offense in the Dodger’s 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the rubber match of the three-game series.

“He has had great starts every time out for us, but tonight, needing a lift, he just took it on his shoulders,” Torre said. “I’ve seen him mature in a different uniform. He’s come a long way.”

Lilly breezed through his fifth complete game and third career shutout, his first since August 23, 2004 as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays against the Boston Red Sox, and put an exclamation point to it by saying good morning, good afternoon and good night to Ryan Spilborghs.

“Six years later I’m glad I’m still in the big leagues,” Lilly mused on the time between his last shutout. “I’m pretty lucky to be here.”