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Manny Ramirez and James Loney stare into their first playoff loss together. AP Photo/David J. Phillip

You can’t win them all.

The Dodgers lost last night’s game 3-2 on three mistakes in the bottom of the sixth inning: a throwing error by Rafael Furcal on a Shane Victorino infield grounder and two sinkerballs that stayed up over the plate for Chase Utley and Pat Burrell for homeruns.

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Other than that it was a spectacular performance by Derek Lowe who went 5 1/3 innings giving up those three run, two of which were earned, on six hits and two walks. At one point he had gotten 11 consecutive groundball outs on balls put in play. The first fly ball hit in the game by the Phillies was Jimmy Rollins’ fly ball out to left field to end the fifth inning.

The Dodgers led the scoring in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Andre Ethier and Manny Ramirez for a 1-0 lead. In the fourth inning Matt Kemp doubled, advanced to third on Casey Blake’s groundout and scored on Blake DeWitt’s sacrifice fly.