LOS ANGELES (AP) –Yasmani Grandal singled home the go-ahead run and the Dodgers scored three times in the eighth inning to rally past Philadelphia 5-4 on Monday night, spoiling Phillies manager Gabe Kapler’s return to Los Angeles.
The Dodgers handed the Phillies their fourth straight loss at Chavez Ravine dating to last season, when Kapler served as director of player development before being lured East for his first big league managerial job. He had been a candidate for the Dodgers’ opening before Dave Roberts was hired.
Phillies starter Vince Velasquez took a no-hitter into the sixth before the Dodgers scored twice to trail 4-2. They added three more runs in the eighth.
Yimi Garcia (1-1) got the win, tossing two scoreless innings of relief and striking out two. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 12th save.
The Dodgers have won nine of 11 since May 17.
Adam Morgan (0-1) took the loss, allowing one unearned run and two hits while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning of relief.
Cesar Hernandez hit a three-run homer in the second for the Phillies.
Trailing 4-0, Velasquez gave up a single leading off the sixth to Yasiel Puig, who went to second on an error by left fielder Rhys Hoskins.
After retiring pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe, Velasquez allowed an RBI double to Joc Pederson that bounced on the left-field line, scoring Puig. Justin Turner’s two-out RBI single chased Velasquez.
The Dodgers closed to 4-3 in the eighth on pinch-hitter Matt Kemp’s RBI double that scored Puig, who reached on an infield single to shortstop. Max Muncy reached on a comebacker to Morgan, who couldn’t field the ball and Kemp clapped as he crossed the plate.
Turner grounded into a fielder’s choice to shortstop, with Muncy out at second and pinch-hitter Enrique Hernandez, who reached on an error by Cesar Hernandez at second base, taking third. Morgan’s wild pitch moved Turner up to second. Enrique Hernandez scored on Grandal’s single that went under the glove of shortstop Scott Kingery.
The Phillies jumped all over Dodgers starter Brock Stewart early. He gave up a run in a fluky first inning before Cesar Hernandez sent the first pitch from Stewart over the wall in right field for a 4-0 lead in the second.
With one out in the first, Hoskins was safe at first due to catcher’s interference on Grandal. Hoskins moved to second and then third on back-to-back walks to Odubel Herrera and Carlos Santana. Hoskins scored when Stewart unleashed a wild pitch.
Stewart settled down and retired his final seven batters.
The right-hander allowed four runs — three earned — and five hits in four innings during his second start of the season. Stewart struck out five and walked two. He will likely be bumped from the rotation when ace Clayton Kershaw comes off the disabled list to start the series finale Thursday.
Velasquez gave up two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings, struck out six and walked two.
Phillies: RHP Jerad Eickhoff (strained right lat) will see a vascular surgeon Tuesday in St. Louis. He left a rehab start at Triple-A Lehigh Valley on May 20 with tingling in his right index and middle fingers. Eickhoff felt something similar in August and it ended his season. … SS J.P. Crawford (strained right forearm) will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday at Class A Clearwater. … RHP Pat Neshek (strained right forearm) will throw a bullpen Tuesday in LA.
Dodgers: RHP Tom Koehler (right shoulder strain) threw his first bullpen since going on the 60-day DL just before opening day. He’s expected to be activated around the All-Star break in mid-July and join the relief corps.
RHP Jake Arrieta (4-2, 2.45 ERA) starts for the Phillies. He is 1-3 with a 3.77 ERA in five career starts against Los Angeles in his career. RHP Kenta Maeda (4-3, 3.38) goes for the Dodgers. He is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA in four career starts against Philadelphia. He’s averaged 10.29 strikeouts per nine innings, while limiting batters to a .218 average.
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