PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Shawn Green hit a tying two-run homer in the top of the ninth inning Saturday, then doubled in the 12th before Eric Karros stroked a two-run single that gave the Los Angeles Dodgers an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.
Green had two homers among his four hits. He has six multi-homer games this season and 30 total homers, three behind Chicago's Sammy Sosa for the National League lead.
Cesar Izturis led off the 12th by drawing a walk from Dave Coggin (2-3). Green then doubled and the Phillies had no play on Paul Lo Duca's topper between third and the mound, loading the bases.
Adrian Beltre popped out, but Karros singled up the middle, bringing in Izturis and Green as Lo Duca was thrown out at third.
The hit made a winner of closer Eric Gagne (1-0), who pitched two hitless innings. Paul Quantrill, normally a middle reliever, notched his first save with a scoreless 12th.
The Phillies wasted three homers and had their three-game winning streak snapped.
The Dodgers were down to their last out when pinch-hitter Dave Hansen kept the inning alive with a single off Terry Adams.
Green connected for his 30th homer, a two-run shot on a 3-2 pitch from lefthander Dan Plesac, who came on specifically to face the slugger.
Green also hit a solo shot in the third off starter Joe Roa, pulling Los Angeles into a 3-3 tie. He has 22 career multi-homer games. Green's first homer came between two-run shots by Mike Lieberthal off rookie starter Kazuhisa Ishii in the first and third innings. The second of those gave Philadelphia a 5-3 lead.
The Dodgers scored in the sixth on an RBI double by Alex Cora, but Ricky Ledee's pinch homer off Kevin Beirne in the bottom half restored a two-run lead for the Phillies. Ledee has seven homers this season, three as a pinch hitter.