LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Rollins hit a go-ahead single in the seventh inning against his former team, rallying the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers past the last-place Philadelphia Phillies 10-7 Monday night.
With one out, Jeanmar Gomez gave up consecutive singles to Yasiel Puig and Andre Ethier, who moved up on pinch-hitter Alberto Callaspo’s groundout to the pitcher. Rollins followed with a two-run single to left-center, and Cody Asche’s throw home pulled catcher Carlos Ruiz away from the plate. He stretched in an effort to tag Ethier, but lost the ball in the process.
Rollins came home on a double by All-Star rookie Joc Pederson, giving the Dodgers a 10-7 lead in a game that lasted 4 hours, 13 minutes.
Rollins finished 2 for 4 while facing the Phillies for the first time since requesting a trade last December.
Gomez (0-2) allowed three runs and six hits in 1 2-3 innings.
J.P. Howell (4-1) got the victory in relief, striking out the only batter he faced in the seventh. Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances.
All-Stars Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal each hit a first-pitch homer for the Dodgers, who blew three leads. Gonzalez hit his 16th with two outs in the first, and Grandal added a three-run shot that tied the game 6-all in the fifth.
The Dodgers went ahead 7-6 on Howie Kendrick’s RBI single that scored Rollins, who singled. Kendrick finished a home run shy of the cycle with a triple, double and two singles.
Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer that gave the Phillies a 5-3 lead in the third. Freddy Galvis had a two-run shot in the second and Odubel Herrera added a solo homer in the fourth, when the Phillies led 6-3.
They tied the game 7-all in the seventh on Galvis’ sacrifice fly.
Phillies starter Sean O’Sullivan allowed eight hits and seven runs in 5 1-3 innings.
Yimi Garcia started for the Dodgers in place of Carlos Frias, who went on the disabled list last week. Garcia lasted just two innings, giving up two runs and four hits.
Dodgers: Los Angeles transferred LHP Paco Rodriguez to the 60-day DL and optioned LHP Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Rodriguez isn’t eligible to return until July 28, but is expected to be sidelined until at least mid-September following surgery to remove loose bodies from his left elbow.
Phillies: RHP Chad Billingsley (0-2, 7.71 ERA) faces the team that drafted him. He was with the Dodgers from 2006-13, going 81-61 in 219 games, including 190 starts.
Dodgers: LHP Brett Anderson (5-4, 3.00) will face the Phillies for the first time in his career. He is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his last three starts, after going 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA over his previous seven.
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