MLB: Mookie Betts, Dodgers push past Phillies for 7th straight win
Mookie Betts singled, doubled, homered and drove in three runs to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers past the host Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Saturday.
Will Smith and Austin Barnes each homered and Justin Turner added three hits for the Dodgers, who won their seventh in a row. Cody Bellinger had two hits.
Mitch White started for the Dodgers in this bullpen game and lasted 2 1/3 innings. White allowed three hits and three runs to go along with two strikeouts and one walk.
Daniel Hudson (2-3), one of eight Los Angeles pitchers on the evening, earned the win. Craig Kimbrel threw a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his ninth save in nine opportunities.
Alec Bohm hit a two-run homer and Kyle Schwarber hit a solo shot for the Phillies, who lost their third straight.
Bryce Harper (1 for 4) returned to the lineup after missing the previous five games while recovering from a PRP injection in his right elbow.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola tossed 5 1/3 innings and gave up five hits and four runs. He struck out nine and walked one.
Jose Alvarado (0-1) took the loss.
The Phillies went ahead 1-0 in the second inning when Jean Segura hit an RBI double to center field. Betts tied the game at 1 when he crushed a curve ball over the wall in left with two outs in the third.
Philadelphia regained a 3-1 advantage in the third when Bohm launched a two-run homer to left. In the fourth, Schwarber hit a solo homer to center for a 4-1 lead.
The Dodgers closed within 4-3 in the fifth when Betts hit a two-run double to left-center. Betts slipped around second and appeared to injure his hand, but he remained in the game.
When Smith homered in the sixth, the Dodgers equalized at 4.
The Phillies loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Bohm lined out to right. Betts then threw out Odubel Herrera trying to score.
Gavin Lux hit an RBI single and Seranthony Dominguez tossed a run-scoring wild pitch to put the Dodgers ahead 6-4 in the eighth. Barnes then homered in the ninth for a three-run lead.
–Field Level Media