Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Santana hits a three-run triple off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Scott Alexander during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, July 25, 2018, in Philadelphia.

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Kingery, Santana lead Phillies past Dodgers 7-3

July 25, 2018 - 4:08 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scott Kingery homered and Carlos Santana hit a three-run triple in Philadelphia's five-run fifth inning, leading the Phillies to a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.

Rhys Hoskins also went deep for the Phillies, who increase their lead in the NL East to 1½ games over the idle Atlanta Braves.

Jake Arrieta (8-6) allowed two earned runs on five hits in six innings for the victory.

Max Muncy homered and Joc Pederson and Alex Verdugo had a pair of hits for Los Angeles.

The game started less than 11½ hours after the final out of the Phillies' 7-4, 16-inning winthat started Tuesday night and lasted 5 hours, 55 minutes, ending at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday.

Seranthony Dominguez recorded the final four outs for his 10th save in 11 chances.

Philadelphia broke the game open in the fifth.

Kingery pulled out of a slump with a one-out homer to right off Walker Buehler (4-3) to break a 1-all tie. He had 3 hits in his previous 18 at-bats. After a Jesmuel Valentin single and strikeout, manager Dave Roberts intentionally walked Hoskins and replaced Buehler with left-hander Scott Alexander.

Alexander walked Odubel Herrera to load the bases before Santana's bases-clearing triple to the wall in right-center made it 6-1.

Buehler was charged with five runs on five hits in 4 2/3 innings. He had five strikeouts and one walk.

The Dodgers pulled within 6-3 in the sixth on Muncy's two-run shot to the opposite field.

After both teams failed to score in extra innings until Trevor Plouffe's three-run homer off position player Kike Hernandez in the previous game, both promptly scored a run in the opening inning Wednesday.

Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly scored Pederson, who went to third on one of two throwing errors in the frame by catcher Andrew Knapp.

Philadelphia tied it in the bottom half on Hoskins' one-out homer to deep left, giving the slugger long balls in four of five contests.

Fans serenaded Chase Utley for perhaps the final time before each at-bat. Utley, the beloved former Phillie who recently announced his retirement at season's end, started at second base and went 0 for 3 with a strikeout. He finished the series 1 for 8.


Dodgers: Los Angeles recalled right-handed reliever Pedro Baez (bicep) and placed lefty reliever Zac Rosscup (left middle finger inflammation) on the 10-day DL. Baez gave up a run in the eighth.


Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (3-4, 4.26 ERA) starts for Los Angeles on Thursday night against Braves RHP Anibal Sanchez (5-2, 2.76).

Phillies: Will start a left-hander for the first time since Sept. 28, 2016, ending a streak of 267 straight starts by a righty, when Ranger Suarez makes his MLB debut on Thursday night at Cincinnati. RHP Tyler Mahle (7-8, 4.32) goes for the Reds.

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