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NLDS Game 4 tidbits

NLDS Game 4 tidbits

Double the fun: When Pat Burrell and Jayson Werth hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning, they became the second Phillies tandem to do so in postseason history. Burrell and Aaron Rowand also recorded the trick last October, off Jeff Francis in Game 1 of the National League Division Series against the Rockies.

Pat the bat: Burrell produced his first hit of the series with a leadoff single in the second inning, then added his three-run homer an inning later. Burrell had been 0-for-8 over the first three games of the series.

More Pat: Burrell's two-home-run game was his first since July 19 in Miami. He hit two home runs in a game twice this season, and twice last year. Burrell's four RBIs were also the most he's had in a game since Aug. 23, when he racked up five of them against the Dodgers.

Going down in history: Of the 18 National League teams ever to lose the first two games of a Division Series, only three (the '95 Rockies, '04 Dodgers and '06 Padres) had ever won Game 3 before the Brewers did it on Saturday. Those three, now along with the Brewers, all lost Game 4.

Opposite ends: Jeff Suppan, Sunday's losing pitcher, was also the losing pitcher when the Cardinals lost Game 3 of the 2006 NLDS to the aforementioned Padres. In three postseason starts since that time, Suppan had gone 1-0 with a 1.71 ERA.

Coast to coast: The Phillies have faced their next opponent, the Dodgers, three times previously in postseason play. They beat the Dodgers in the 1983 NL Championship Series to advance to the World Series, but lost to them in both the 1977 and 1978 NLCS.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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