NO SWEEP FOR DODGERS, WHO CHOKE IT AWAY TO PHILS IN THE 10TH!

By Sam Bush

The Phillies were down to their last out and down to their last hope.

Then something happened that not only saved the game but it might have saved the dwindling hope their fans have for this season.

They beat the Dodgers today after trying not to so many times we’ve lost count.

Max Muncy’s two-run fielding error in the 10th capped handed the Phillies a 4-3 win to avoid a sweep and head to Atlanta with some momentum.

With two outs and runners on second and third in the 10th, Alec Bohm hit a dribbler off Evan Phillips (1-2) to Muncy at second for what appeared to be the final out of the inning. But Muncy muffed it, allowing Garrett Stubbs to score the tying run and Roman Quinn to bring in the winning run just ahead of the throw home.

Stubbs had hit his first major league homer to get the Phils on the board in the sixth. The Phillies had tied the game with two outs in the ninth on Jean Segura’s single to left that scored Nick Castellanos, whose two-out double started the rally.

Corey Knebel (1-3) pitched an inning to get the win.

Trae Turner had three hits for the Dodgers — including a single that had given the Dodgers a 3-2 lead by scoring Mookie Betts. Turner now has a 14-game hitting streak — tying Paul Goldschmidt for the longest in the National League this season.

Mookie Betts and Edwin Rios hit solo home runs while Tony Gonsolin struck out seven and allowed only one walk and three hits in the no-decision.

The Phillies received a strong outing from starting pitcher Zach Eflin, who struck out a career-high 12 while allowing four hits and walking two during his seven innings of work.

 

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