Zack Wheeler outpitched Clayton Kershaw, and Rhys Hoskins homered early to finish an 0-for-33 stoop because the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-0 on Wednesday evening to keep away from a three-game sweep.
Hoskins related within the first inning, J.T. Realmuto added an RBI double within the third and the Phillies rebounded from consecutive defeats to the Dodgers that adopted a four-game successful streak.
Los Angeles was shut out for the primary time since Sept. 14, 2019.
Wheeler (5-3) gave up 5 hits with 4 walks and 6 strikeouts in six innings. He has thrown 14 consecutive scoreless innings over his final two outings, after holding Atlanta and not using a run over eight innings final Thursday.
Kershaw (8-5) allowed two runs and eight hits in six innings, with one stroll and 9 strikeouts.
Philadelphia performed with out second baseman Jean Segura (groin) and outfielder Bryce Harper (again), who have been each injured in Tuesday evening’s 5-3 loss.
The Dodgers, who’re lacking three All-Stars in Corey Seager (hand), Max Muncy (indirect) and Cody Bellinger (hamstring), misplaced for simply the second time in 9 video games.
Left-hander Jose Alvarado adopted Wheeler with 4 strikeouts over two innings. Hector Neris pitched the ninth for his tenth save.
Hoskins’ thirteenth house run of the season got here on a full-count slider from Kershaw. It was his first hit since a first-inning single in opposition to Washington on June 5.
The Phillies made it 2-0 within the third when Realmuto ripped a double into right-center that scored Odubel Herrera from first base.
The Dodgers loaded the bases with two outs within the first earlier than Zach McKinstry struck out. That they had two aboard within the third and two on with one out within the fifth earlier than Matt Beaty struck out and AJ Pollock grounded out.
TO THE BRIM
On the second day of full capability, the Dodgers drew a crowd of 52,157 to push attendance to 104,235 over their final two video games. The massive turnout has come after Los Angeles drew just below 16,000 followers over its first 33 house dates amid decreased capability.
After taking part in in simply 11 video games since 2018 following a ugly knee damage, Steven Souza Jr. was again within the main leagues when the Dodgers bought the veteran’s contract from Triple-A Oklahoma Metropolis.
Souza will decide up some taking part in time with middle fielder Cody Bellinger on the injured record with a hamstring pressure. Souza missed all of 2019 with the Arizona Diamondbacks, performed a handful of video games for the Chicago Cubs final season and was launched by the Houston Astros in spring coaching.
Considering of retiring, Souza signed a minor league cope with the Dodgers within the spring and hit .279 with six house runs in 22 video games at Triple-A earlier than getting known as up. He was in proper subject and batted seventh Wednesday.
“You recognize, my spouse believed in me and all my household and buddies believed it, however once you battle by an damage for a pair years, and also you’re simply not doing what you’re used to doing, ultimately you begin pondering, effectively, perhaps I simply can’t do it anymore,” Souza stated. “This group put the idea again in my coronary heart.”
To make room on the roster, the Dodgers designated right-hander Nate Jones for project. Jones had an 8.31 ERA in eight reduction appearances.
Phillies: Segura was positioned on the 10-day injured record with a Grade 1 left groin pressure that occurred within the ninth inning of Tuesday’s sport. He’s anticipated to overlook at the very least three weeks. … Harper is day-to-day with a decrease again pressure and is taken into account possible to return Friday within the opener of a three-game sequence at San Francisco. Harper was injured on a strikeout Tuesday.
Dodgers: All three Dodgers stars on the IL will be part of the group on the upcoming street journey to Arizona and San Diego. Seager, out since Might 15 with a damaged proper hand, is predicted to wish a minor league rehab project earlier than returning to the energetic roster. Muncy (indirect) and Bellinger (hamstring) are projected to return instantly to the most important league group when wholesome.
Phillies: After an off day Thursday, the Phillies open a three-game sequence at San Francisco on Friday with right-hander Vince Velasquez (2-1, 4.25 ERA) on the mound.
Dodgers: After an off day Thursday, the Dodgers start a three-game sequence Friday at Arizona with right-hander Trevor Bauer (6-5, 2.64) set to begin.
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