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Dodger Thoughts: It's over until it ain't over

Turns out, the season didn't end today.

The Dodgers wasted an eight-inning, one-run, zero-walk outing by Clayton Kershaw, made outs in 24 of their first 27 plate appearances against Philadelphia lefty Cliff Lee, left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth and coughed up two runs in the top of the 10th.

They generated grumbles and catcalls in Dodger Stadium and around their online world, their fans turning in their 2012 hopes at the door.

And then, with two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning, capped by a razor-close infield single by Matt Kemp (who had been 0 for 4), and following that, a two-run walkoff home run by Kemp in the 12th, the Dodgers ... didn't turn their season around, but at least reminded everyone that not all the magic has left the building.

They beat the Phillies, 5-3, ending a four-game losing streak. For 48 hours at least, until the Dodgers' next game in New York, everyone rooting for this team can walk around with a bounce in their step. The season can end another day.

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