Harper, Phillies continue to roll with 8-3 win over Dodgers
Sun, May 15, 2022
MLB News (AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bryce Harper homered at Dodger Stadium for the third straight game and finished with three hits and the Philadelphia Phillies went deep four times in an 8-3 victory over the reeling Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night.
Jean Segura, Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskins also hit home runs off Dodgers starter Julio Urias (2-3). Philadelphia - which has has won four straight and five of its last six - looks for its first four-game sweep at Chavez Ravine since 1985 on Sunday.
Ranger Suarez (4-1) went a season-high seven innings and won for the third time in his last four starts.
Mookie Betts hit a solo shot for Los Angeles, who have dropped four straight for the first time since last June.
Harper hit a three-run shot to right field off Urias to extend the Phillies' lead to 6-1 in the third inning. It is the eighth time in Harper's career he has homered in at least three straight games and the first since August 2019.
He also had a double in the first inning for seven extra-base hits in the first three games. That tied him with Adrian Gonzalez for the most in a three-game span at Chavez Ravine. Gonzalez did his while playing for the Dodgers in 2015.
Harper is 14 for 23 with nine extra-base hits and nine RBIs during Philadelphia's six-game road trip.
Segura extended his hitting streak to 11 games in the first inning with a three-run homer that barely got over the short fence in the left-field corner. Schwarber and Hoskins added solo shots in the fourth to extend the lead to 8-1.
The Dodgers responded in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run double down the right-field line by Cody Bellinger with the bases loaded.
Suarez threw 102 pitches, the second straight outing he has gone over the century mark. The left-hander - who retired the last 11 hitters he faced - allowed three runs on five hits and struck out six.
Urias gave up a career-high four home runs, surpassing the three he allowed in a start during his rookie season in 2016. Five of the eight runs allowed by the left-hander were earned on eight hits with three strikeouts.
Bellinger's home run was the 31st he has had leading off in his career, including 11 with the Dodgers.
Phillies: Manager Joe Girardi said SS/2B Bryson Stott wasn't in the lineup because left-handed hitters have struggled against Urias this season.
Dodgers: RHP Blake Treinen (right shoulder inflammation) said he is still feeling discomfort and doesn't have a timetable on when he will be able to pick up a baseball to resume throwing.
WEST PASSES AWAY
The Phillies announced before the game that former pitcher David West, who was part of their 1993 World Series team, died of brain cancer. He was 57.
West had a 10-year career in the majors with the New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox. He pitched for the Phillies from 1993-96.
Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (1-4, 3.83 ERA) hasn't had a win since his first start of the season. The Dodgers have not announced their starter for Sunday's series finale.
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