PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Phillies' enthusiasts have just shut down the Dodgers, and in Los Angeles, the pitchers finally shut down.
Trevor Plouffe hit a treble Homer off-field player Kike Hernandez with a 16th inning Philadelphia survived the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a game that lasted nearly six hours.
After using eight pitchers, the Dodgers turned to Hernandez (0-1) in the 16th. He dropped off Nick Williams and then went with Jesmuel Valentin and Jorge Alfaro before Plouffe shot into the opposing field for his first homer of the season and second career step, ending the game after 5:55
"Anything I want doing is to contribute to a victory, "said Plouffe. "I love being in a winning team, I just try not to do too much, I tried to raise the ball."
Eight Phillies enthusiasts combined to make one run and six hits over 1
Velasquez, who brought manager Gabe Kapler to the pitch, had to come out of the jam as a Cody Bellinger with a singled out and Alex Verdugo later went for a walk. The runners moved forward on a wild field, but Velasquez knocked out Logan Forsythe to finish it.
"Just a good feeling," he said.
After Adam Morgan allowed a solo hero in the sixth, the six traditional relievers who Velasquez threw eight scoreless innings and combined 10 strikeouts, two walks and four hits.
"Our bullpen is evil," said left-hander Austin Davis, who made two innings. Our bullpen are disgusting. "
The game, which was delayed by 14 minutes in the rain, ended at 1:14
" It was a long game, but when you win it, it's a little less long, "said Davis. "That was an explosion."
The teams combined 18 pitchers.
Williams and Jorge Alfaro married for the Phillies, who moved to Atlanta for first place in the NL East.
Yasmani Grandal scored solo home runs from both sides of the plate, and Joc Pederson had four hits with two doubles and one RBI for the NL-West leading Dodgers.
The Phillies threatened in the 15th, but Dodgers nearer Kenley Jansen hit Davis, he was forced to out-position with the Phillies.
The Dodgers also had a chance in the 15th, but Davis grazed Grandal for the final with runners on the second and third.
Los Angeles put runners first and second with two outs in the 11th, but Pat Neshek took Hernandez to the pitch.
The Phillies could have finished in ninth place, with runners in first and second place and another. But Daniel Hudson, the third helper in the inning, made Valentin pull himself out and bring Alfaro to the ground.
Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda finished the first 11 batters ahead of Odubel Herrera's two-out single in the fourth. He drove a 4-1 lead until the Phillies scored three runs in the seventh, with Alfaro's 446-foot, two-run blast scored to tie it.
"That was unnecessary," said Maeda. "If I get out of that, the chances of winning will be higher."
In the end, Maeda allowed four runs and six hits in seven innings with seven strikeouts.
Phillies starter Aaron Nola, in his first game since the All-Star Game, allowed three runs and five hits in five innings. Nola had pitched at least six innings in 20 straight home starts, starting last June.
Although not started, Chase Utley was rushed for the second night. The second baseman, who made six All-Star appearances while helping the Phillies to the 2008 World Series and five straight NL East titles, received a standing ovation after delivering the lineup card to the referees and again as pinch He was cheered when he took one out with Luis Garcia.
Hope Utley would jam, the fans shouted loudly, "We want Utley!" When second baseman Hernandez came in ninth place and then flourished as Hernandez came out the plate. The fans booed again when Matt Kemp knocked one out of the box on the tenth round and Utley! Utley! Hallion left the game before the end of the 10th after a foul ball by Pederson bat beating his mask in the top of the innings. Phil Cuzzi moved from second base to home plate and the match continued with three referees.
Dodgers: OF Yasiel Puig (right oblique load) is scheduled to be activated on Saturday against the Braves. Helper Tom Koehler had a season-end shoulder surgery on Tuesday. Koehler did not pitch all year. Pedro Baez (Bicep) is expected to return to the team on Thursday.
Phillies: 2: 2 Cesar Hernandez returned to the lineup after failing to start the last two games because of a right foot.
The Dodgers remember RHP Walker Buehler (4-2, 3.45) for the series final against RHP Jake Arrieta (7-6, 3.47).
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