5/12/22 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers (20-10) dug a hole early in the game trailing by six runs as their comeback came up short and fell to the Philadelphia Phillies (15-17) 9-7 at Dodgers Stadium.
The Dodgers starting pitcher Tyler Anderson gave up 10 hits, seven runs, two home runs, had five strikeouts, and pitched six innings.
Zack Wheeler was the starting pitcher for the Phillies and pitched 5.1 innings while giving up 6 hits, three runs, and seven strikeouts.
The Dodgers had several chances of scoring more runs during the game, but Wheeler had some great help on defense to go along with his pitching that killed their rally.
"The rallies were encouraging," Taylor said. "We clawed back. The crowd was into it. We just came up short in the ninth."
The Phillies took the lead in the top of the first inning with a solo home run by Bryce Harper over the right-center-field wall to lead 1-0.
Anderson had allowed Jean Segura to get to second base after hitting a double in the top of the second inning. Segura stole third base to put the Phillies in scoring position with one out.
Kyle Schwarber hit a single to right field that allowed Segura to come home to make the score 2-0. The Phillies would lead 4-0 after Jonah Camargo hit a two-run home run over the left-field wall.
Cody Bellinger had the Dodgers trailing 4-1 in the bottom of the third inning with a solo home run over the right-field wall.
The Dodgers were trailing 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning when Gavin Lux, on a pop-up fly ball, threw a ball that was off the mark to Will Smith, and Segura scored.
Harper singled in the top of the fifth inning, and Alex Bohm came home and made the score 6-1.
The Phillies led 7-1 in the top of the sixth inning after Schwarber his a sacrifice fly ball that allowed J.T. Realmuto to score.
The Dodgers would trail 7-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning when Will Smith doubled into left field and Trea Turner and Max Muncy both scored.
Smith would continue to swing a hot bat, singled to center field in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Freddie Freeman came home to make the score 7-4.
Moments later, Justin Turner doubled to left field, and the Dodgers trailed 7-6 after Trea Turner and Muncy came around to score.
The Dodgers tied the game 7-7 when Chris Taylor hit a single into left field, and Smith scored.
The Phillies regained the lead in the top of the ninth inning when the Dodgers' Daniel Hudson threw a wild pitch, and Odubel Herrera scored.
The Phillies got their last run of the game making the score 9-7 after Harper hit a sacrifice fly ball to right field and Rhys Hoskins came home to score.
Corey Knebel came in and closed the door on the Dodgers' come back after getting Austin Barners, Bellinger, and Taylor to fly out to end the game. #mlb #ladodgers #philaelphiaphillies #tyleranderson #christaylor #dodgersbaseball #tgsportstv1