Aaron Altherr leads Phillies past Dodgers 7-5

Aaron Altherr leads Phillies past Dodgers 7-5”

Aaron Altherr hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth after launching a tying, two-run homer an inning earlier and Philadelphia beat slumping Los Angeles 7-5 Wednesday night.

The Dodgers lead the Cleveland Indians by 1.5 games in the race for potential home-field advantage in the World Series, now that the All-Star Game no longer settles that. First pitch will be at 10:05 AM PST and the team will fly back to Los Angeles after the game.

After an intentional walk to Hoksins loaded the bases, Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts brought in setup man Brandon Morrow to face Altherr. Freddy Galvis bunted and catcher Austin Barnes made a wild throw to second base for an error that allowed the runners to reach second and third. Odubel Herrera is hitting.296 in September and has hit at an other-worldly clip since a disastrous month of May in which he hit just.183 and struck out 30 times.

Four batters later, rookie Cody Bellinger belted a two-run double down the right field line that put the Dodgers in front, 4-2.

Puig hammered an 0-2 breaking ball to left center, and Herrera timed his jump perfectly. Unless they win out, they will lose more games than the 2016 Phillies, who lost 91 games.

The lead would not last long as less than 24 hours after Pedro Baez allowed four runs in the seventh inning to cough up the lead, it was reliever Ross Stripling's turn to implode out of the Dodgers bullpen.

Altherr went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored. One out later, Tommy Joseph connected for a 5-4 lead. Altherr lined a single and scored when Joseph ripped a double down the left-field line.

Chris Taylor cut it to 2-1 when he hit his 21st homer the opposite way to right in the third.

Left-hander Alex Wood did strengthen his status in the postseason rotation with a second consecutive excellent start.

Chase Utley, among the most beloved players in Phillies history, got another standing ovation when he came to the plate as a pinch-hitter for the Dodgers leading off the seventh. The Phils offense overcame some late relief pitching issues but starter Jake Thompson didn't need much help with a run given up on three hits and three BB over five frames before Victor Arano and Hoby Milner gave up three runs. He pitched six scoreless innings in Washington last weekend and followed that up against the Phillies by allowing two runs on three hits in six innings while striking out six.

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