The Philadelphia Phillies scored 29 runs in the first three games of their four-game series against the Dodgers, using a homer attack against a normally robust Los Angeles pitching team.
Bryce Harper single-handedly scored in all three games, recording seven extra-base hits and eight RBIs, including five runs scored. He’s 8-to-12 in that span.
The Phillies jumped on Dodgers starter Julio Urias right off the bat, using a three-run blast at Jean Segura’s bat to get the ball rolling.
Mookie Betts responded with a solo kick at the bottom of the inning, a 374-foot kick to right field on Phillies starter Ranger Suarez’s fifth pitch of the game.
Harper’s third home run in the series came at the bottom of the third, when Urias curved over the heart of the plate, which the reigning National League MVP defeated 420 feet — the Phillies’ second home run of three runs in the game.
They followed in the next frame with a pair of solo home runs from Kyle Schwarber (412 feet) and Rhys Hoskins (381 feet). Uriah allowed all four home runs and all eight runs Philadelphia scored, sealing him with defeat. He is now 2-3 with an ERA of 3.00.
The Dodgers also made their own two-run entry in the lower half of the fourth in a double at Cody Bellinger’s at-bat.
Suarez had 7.0 innings, allowing three runs on five hits, walking one and knocking out six.
Hoping to avoid a four-game sweep and their fifth straight loss, the Dodgers will send newly named Michael Grove to the mound in his first MLB appearance.
He will face Phillies workhorse Aaron Nola (1-4, 3.83 ERA) at 1:10 pm before hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks in the final four games of their eight home games.