Mookie Betts and Dodgers' Bullpen beat Phillies 5-3


Los Angeles Dodgers #50 Mookie Betts solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning. Photo by Jerry Kelly/T.G.Sportstv1.

6/16/16 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Los Angeles Dodgers (40-26) were looking to win the second game of the series between the Philadelphia Phillies (32-32).


Julio Urias was on the mound for the Dodgers and Zach Effin for the Phillies. The Dodgers welcome over 52,000 fans to enjoy an exciting 5-3 win over the Phillies.


The Dodgers took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning after Will Smith hit a single and Gavin Lux crossed home plate.

Philadelphia Phillies #22 Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run to tie the game 1-1 in the top of the second inning.. Photo by Jerry Kelly/T.G.Sportstv1.

The Phillies tied the game 1-1 in the top of the second inning when Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run over the left-center-field wall.


The Dodgers regained the lead 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning after ZacK Mckinstry double scoring Chris Taylor. Urias hit a single that allowed Mckinstry to score, and the Dodgers

Victor now led 3-1.


The Phillies tied the game 3-3 in the top of the fifth inning when Odubel Herrera singled into left field, scoring Alec Bohm, and Luke Williams came home on an error made by Matt Beaty in left field.


Gonzales came in the game to pitch in the top of the sixth inning and did not allow the Phillies to score any runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers #17 Joe Kelly came in to pitch in the top of the seventh inning. Photo by Jerry Kelly/T.G.Sportstv1.

Joe Kelly came in the top of the seventh inning and held the Phillies scoreless, striking out Odubel Herrera, Jean Segura to fly out, and J.T. Realmuto to pop out.


Mookie Betts gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the seventh inning with a solo home run over the center-field wall. Betts is hitting .296 and 16-of-54 at-bats and has hit three home runs in his last six games.


"I'm trying to take it one day at a time," Betts said. "All it takes is a pitch or one swing, but I've been so in and out that it's been kind of tough to find a rhythm."

Los Angeles Dodgers #52 Phil Bickford didn't allow the Philadelphia Phillies base runners to score in the top of the eighth inning. Photo by Jerry Kelly/T.G.Sportstv1.

Phil Bickford came in the top of the eighth inning to pitch, walked Travis Jankowski, who moments later stole second base, and walked Rhys Hoskins with no one out.


Bickford escapes the inning unharmed by striking out Andrew McCutchen, Alec Bohm, and Luke Williams grounded out to Justin Turner at third base. The Dodgers manager Dave Roberts had to please with his bullpen being short-handed.


"It was a team win, it really was," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. "To just kind of make a decision that you want to take care of guys in the 'pen and not overuse them and listen to them and make sure you don't put them in harm's way. I felt good with Phil in that run of hitters, and he made pitches when he needed to."

Los Angeles Dodgers #49 Blake Treinen retired the next three batters for the Pholadelphia Phillies for his third save of the season. Photo by Jerry Kelly/T.G.Sportstv1.

Betts provided more scoring for the Dodgers in the bottom of the eighth inning, hit a single that would score Chris Taylor, that made the score 5-3, and the fans were loving what they saw at Dodgers Stadium.


Blake Treinen came in the top of the ninth inning to close the door on the Phillies, getting Matt Joyce and Herrera to ground out and striking out Realmuto for the final out, picking up his third save of the season, and Joe Kelly got the win.


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