PHILADELPHIA -- Randy Wolf was the only Dodgers pitcher who wasn't available for Game 5. He was told by manager Joe Torre before the game that he would start Game 7 if the Dodgers made it that far.
Phillies second baseman Chase Utley has now reached base in 25 consecutive postseason games, tying former Orioles first baseman Boog Powell for the longest such streak in Major League history. It was his 20th postseason walk, most in Phillies history. His 18 runs scored are second only to Mike Schmidt, who crossed the plate 19 times. This was the first time this season that Dodgers reliever George Sherrill was used before the seventh inning. The seven home runs in Game 5 tie an LCS record for most in one game by both clubs. The 35 runs scored by the Phillies are the most by a team in a five-game LCS. The combined 16 home runs are the most by two teams for a five-game NLCS. Dodgers pitcher Vicente Padilla pitched three innings Wednesday, marking his shortest start since July 4 for Texas at Baltimore, when he allowed eight runs in 2 2/3 innings. The Dodgers hit six home runs in the series but only one with a runner on base. The other five were solo shots. The Phillies are 11-1 at Citizens Bank Park in postseason play since 2008. They have outscored their opponents 64-29 in those 12 games. Dodgers third baseman Casey Blake on Manny Ramirez admitting he was in the shower during the bottom of the ninth in Game 4: "It's really nothing out of the ordinary. Yeah, sure, he couldn't go back in the game. He does that every time. He'll come in and take a shower and maybe watch the game on TV or whatever. It's not like he doesn't care and he's just like, well, I'm outta here.' I really can't explain a lot of things, and that's one of them."
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.