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Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 31,067

Resilient Phillies seek another win over Dodgers

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Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies

  1. The Dodgers swept the Phillies in three games when these teams met earlier this season. Los Angeles out-homered Philadelphia, 8-2, in that series -- the Dodgers are 32-7 this season when out-homering their opponent.
  2. The Dodgers are averaging 1.60 home runs per game this season, second highest in NL history behind the 2019 Brewers (1.67 HR/game). The Phillies are allowing 1.68 home runs per nine innings this season, highest in NL history and third highest in MLB history.
  3. Maikel Franco hit a walk-off home run to beat the Nationals last night, the 100th of his career. The only other Phillie all-time to a hit a walk-off for his 100th career home run was Gavvy Cravath in 1918.
  4. Max Muncy has hit 58 home runs since the start of 2018, third most among lefties over that time (Christian Yelich -- 68, Joey Gallo -- 61). Muncy's 58 home runs are the third most all-time by a Dodger in his first two seasons with the team, trailing only Shawn Green (73) and Cody Bellinger (64).
  5. Bryce Harper is 3-for-24 (.125) with one home run and 14 strikeouts in his career against Clayton Kershaw. Harper's 14 strikeouts against Kershaw are tied for his most against any pitcher (Zack Wheeler).
  6. Zach Eflin has allowed 10 home runs in 16.2 innings across four career starts against the Dodgers. No other pitcher in the live-ball era (since 1920) had allowed more than seven home runs against the Dodgers in their first four career starts against the team.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/15/2019 thru 7/18/2019

The Philadelphia Phillies will carry the momentum of a pulsating win when they host the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

One night after being pummeled 16-2 by the Dodgers, the Phillies rallied for a dramatic 9-8 victory Tuesday. Scott Kingery hit an RBI single off Kenley Jansen in the bottom of the ninth inning to pull Philadelphia within a run, and Bryce Harper followed with a game-winning, two-run double.

Harper, who also hit a three-run home run, tied his career high with five RBIs as the Phillies produced their fourth walk-off win in their past seven home games.

"We get knocked down. We get up," Philadelphia manager Gabe Kapler said. "We keep doing it over and over."

Looking to take a series lead in the four-game set against the Dodgers, the Phillies will hand the ball to right-hander Nick Pivetta on Wednesday.

Pivetta (4-4, 5.81 ERA) owns a 6.99 ERA and an 0-3 mark in his past five starts. In his latest start, he allowed six hits and three runs in five innings on Friday in a 4-0 loss to the Washington Nationals.

Pivetta has been highly inconsistent this season, and Kapler has noticed.

"I think it's a combination of things," the manager said. "I think it's sometimes his inability to execute the game plan. And I think other times, it's an inability to get to his best fastball. Sometimes he's not able to throw his curveball for a strike. And sometimes it's a combination of all those things."

The Phillies' lineup behind Pivetta might be missing a key component Wednesday.

In the second inning Tuesday, outfielder Jay Bruce sustained a right oblique injury while swinging the bat and was forced to leave the game. Kapler said that Bruce would have an MRI exam on Wednesday to determine the severity of the ailment.

The Dodgers appeared to be on their way to another victory on Tuesday when pinch hitter Matt Beaty delivered a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning off Hector Neris, resulting in an 8-6 lead. But Jansen allowed four straight hits in the bottom of the ninth, and the Dodgers saw their three-game winning streak end.

During the loss, Dodgers right fielder Cody Bellinger hit his major-league-leading 34th home run. Just as during Monday's 14-run victory, a large portion of the fans at Citizens Bank Park were chanting "MVP!" following Bellinger's blast.

"That was special," Bellinger said. "It's cool. I mean, we're in Philadelphia. We have that many fans at the game. They've been coming out and supporting us. It's really cool."

The Dodgers will send Kenta Maeda to the mound on Wednesday, and he hopes to keep the Phillies in the ballpark.

Maeda (7-6, 3.82) has allowed 16 home runs already this season. He gave up only 13 homers all of last season.

In Maeda's latest start, he gave up four hits and three runs in 5 2/3 innings in an 8-1 loss at Boston on Friday. Two of the hits were home runs.

"The first homer I gave up, I got a little too much of the plate," Maeda said. "The second one was on a 3-2 count. I felt like I needed to throw a strike and it ended up as a homer."

Maeda is 4-1 with a 4.29 ERA in seven career starts against the Phillies. He beat them on May 31 at Dodger Stadium when he allowed two runs in six innings.

Pivetta is 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA in three career outings vs. the Dodgers. He got a no-decision in Los Angeles on June 2 despite throwing six scoreless innings and striking out a season-high nine.

--Field Level Media

Updated July 17, 2019

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