The Los Angeles Dodgers received home runs from Will Smith, David Peralta, Jason Heyward and Mookie Betts in a 13-4 rout of the Philadelphia Phillies that extended their winning streak to a season-best four games.
The Dodgers’ four home runs tied a season high, which was set April 1 against the Arizona Diamondbacks and matched April 22 against the Chicago Cubs. Their 13 runs also matched a season high, which previously was accomplished April 3 against the Colorado Rockies.
Smith opened the scoring for L.A. with a two-out, solo home run in the bottom of the first inning. The home run was Smith’s fourth of the season but first since coming off the concussion injured list late last week.
Taijuan Walker’s troubles continued the next inning as back-to-back walks with nobody out set the table for Peralta’s home run that landed in the Phillies’ bullpen.
Heyward’s solo home run extended the Dodgers’ lead to 5-0 in the third inning. As of that moment, Heyward’s .893 slugging percentage was second only to James Outman (.986) among all Dodgers outfielders.
Heyward later added a double for his first game with multiple extra-base hits since June 10, 2022.
After a Kyle Schwarber home run trimmed into the Dodgers’ lead, Freddie Freeman hit a two-run single and Smith’s base hit drove in their third run of the fourth inning. Betts hit an RBI ground-rule double in the fifth and two-run home run in the seventh to break the game open.
Miguel Vargas’ RBI groundout and a base hit from Peralta drove in an additional two runs in the bottom of the eighth.
The early run support provided a cushion for Tony Gonsolin in his second start since returning from the 15-day injured list. Gonsolin was efficient through the first few innings before running into some trouble.
Schwarber’s solo home run broke up a shutout in the fourth, and Gonsolin was removed with two outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Phil Bickford allowed a two-run single before getting the third out, and the Phillies scored another run off Bickford in the sixth but never truly threatened.
The lopsided affair saw Kody Clemens, a Phillies position player, pitch to Shelby Miller in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Dodgers fans boo Trea
Trea Turner went 1-for-4 in his first game back at Dodger Stadium since signing an 11-year, $300 million contract with the Phillies.
Turner reflected fondly on his time with the Dodgers when speaking with reporters before first pitch, but there was some love lost with fans, as they booed the All-Star shortstop during lineup introductions and for each of his at-bats.
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