Andre Ethier had four hits, scored four runs and reached base six times, and Casey Blake and Jay Gibbons hit home runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 15-9 battering of the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.
The Dodgers had 18 hits, eight against starter Kyle Kendrick (7-5), who lasted only 3 1-3 innings. The top four hitters in the batting order — Scott Podsednik, Ryan Theriot, Ethier and James Loney — had 11 hits and scored 11 runs.
Los Angeles started a seven-game road trip through Philadelphia and Atlanta with their highest scoring game of the season. The Dodgers had gone 6-15 since the All-Star Break before winning three straight.
The Dodgers already led 3-0 before scoring four runs in the fourth to chase Kendrick.
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