Taylor homered off Phillies starter Nick Pivetta, who was making his Major League debut, in the second inning to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead. Toles slugged a three-run shot off Jeanmar Gomez in the sixth, and Phillies outfielder Odubel Herrera hit a two-run homer off Grant Dayton in the ninth. Ryu pitched 5 1/3 innings and struck out nine for his first win after two years on the shelf with shoulder and elbow operations. Kenley Jansen got the final out for his seventh save.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Slugging at the top: Toles not only launched a three-run homer, but he also led off the first inning with a double and scored. In the series, Toles was 5-for-13 and scored five runs.
PHI@LAD: Toles mashes three-run homer to right-center
Andrew Toles smacks a three-run home run over the wall in right-center field, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 5-1 in the 6th inning
Set the alarm: After leading off the top of the fifth inning with a ground-rule double, Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp fell asleep and was easily picked off second base as the tying run by catcher Yasmani Grandal while Pivetta was trying to bunt. The Dodgers set up the play with a mound meeting after the previous pitch.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.
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