On yet another long night due to rain, David Freese hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh and Justin Turner hit a two-run shot of his own in the eighth to propel the Dodgers to a 7-2 win over the Phillies.
It was a long and unconventional game as hits were few and far between. In fact, the Dodgers scored a run and went 3.1 innings before even collecting a hit.
By the time the game ended, the Dodgers had less than 11 hours before their next game on Thursday.
The Dodgers scored in the first without recording a hit as Phillies’ starter, Nick Pivetta walked the bases loaded. But the Dodgers only managed to come up with one run as A.J. Pollock hit a sacrifice fly to right field.
Then in the top of the seventh, it was time for Freese to put his mark on the game. With a man on and no outs, Freese drove a fastball the other way to right field and over the wall for a two-run homer.
An inning later, Turner got ahold of a 3-2 fastball and pulled it over the left-field wall to give the Dodgers a 6-2 lead.
The Dodgers have a quick turnaround as they play the final game of the series at 9:30 am. The game will be televised for free on Youtube. Ross Stripling and Aaron Nola will battle it out as the Dodgers go for a series win. Stripling is 4-3 on the year with a 3.65 ERA and Nola is 8-2 with a 3.63 ERA.