Dodgers rip 4 HRs, beat Phillies 6-3 in matchup of NL's best

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Dodgers ended the month of May with a 19-7 record and their stellar play is bringing back memories of 2017.

That's when they won a major league-best 104 games and advanced to their first World Series since 1988.

''Kind of clicking on all cylinders,'' Corey Seager said. ''You don't have to be the guy. Everybody understands that.''

The Dodgers proved it Friday night.

Max Muncy, Joc Pederson, Seager and Enrique Hernandez homered, powering Los Angeles to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opener of a series matching the National League's best teams.

The West-leading Dodgers improved to a major league-best 23-7 at home and have won 11 of their last 15 at Chavez Ravine against the East-leading Phillies.

The Dodgers' 39 victories lead the NL and they enter June 20 games over .500 for the first time since June 1978.

''If we get a few things tightened up, we'll be even better,'' said bench coach Bob Geren, who ran the team in place of manager Dave Roberts.

The Dodgers rapped out 12 hits while limiting the Phillies to five, two of which came in the ninth.

''Sucks to lose,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''At the same time we understand that in order for us to beat clubs like this we have to play our best baseball and we didn't do that.''

Kenta Maeda (7-2) allowed two runs and three hits in six innings and won his fourth straight start and first over Philadelphia in his career. The right-hander struck out six and walked none.

Kenley Jansen earned his 17th save, striking out pinch-hitter Andrew Knapp in the ninth, the only batter he faced.

Muncy and Seager belted two-run shots and Pederson had a solo homer off Jake Arrieta (5-5), who gave up five runs and 10 hits in five innings. The right-hander struck out three and walked one in the ballpark where Arrieta pitched his first career no-hitter in 2015 with the Cubs.

''I had a chance to navigate through the lineup, pitch around some situations, just didn't do a very good job,'' Arrieta said. ''Just wasn't very sharp with the slider, change up or the curveball. They were able to eliminate too many pitches.''

Philadelphia's Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and Rhys Hoskins combined to go 2 for 12. Harper came in batting .346 in his previous 13 games.

Muncy's 20th homer gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead and scored Pederson, who singled leading off the third.

McCutchen's homer leading off the fourth made it 2-1.

The Phillies tied the game 2-all in the fifth on Arrieta's RBI single.

Pederson led off the bottom of the fifth with his 17th homer, the first of four consecutive hits given up by Arrieta. Muncy followed with a single before he scored on Seager's two-run shot that landed in the corner of the right field pavilion, making it 5-2.

Cody Bellinger followed with a single before Arrieta got three straight outs to end the inning.

Hernandez extended the Dodgers' lead to 6-2 with a solo homer on the first pitch from Juan Nicasio in the seventh.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Zach Eflin went on the IL with mid-back tightness and will miss his scheduled start Saturday. He's not expected to be out long. ... RHP Victor Arano (right elbow) is 2-3 months from returning after having his elbow scoped Tuesday.

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (right hamstring tightness) missed his second straight game, although he worked out on the field during batting practice.

MISSING SKIPPER

Roberts missed the game to attend his son's high school graduation. Cole Roberts played shortstop and second base at private Santa Fe Christian School in Solana Beach, north of San Diego. He has committed to Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles. The elder Roberts also celebrated his 47th birthday Friday.

SHORTEST HOMER

Seager's homer - his fifth in May after just two in the first two months of the season - was the shortest of the Dodgers' four at 371 feet. That trailed Pederson (445), Hernandez (432) and Muncy (394). ''They all count,'' Seager said. ''I'm feeling better at the plate.''

FANS IN THE STANDS

The announced attendance of 54,307 was the largest regular-season crowd at Dodger Stadium since 2012 and the team's sixth sellout of the season.

UP NEXT

Phillies: They had yet to name a starter for Saturday night after putting RH Zach Eflin on the IL with mid-back tightness.

Dodgers: LH Clayton Kershaw (5-0, 3.46) will be facing Harper, who is 2 for 21 with 13 strikeouts against him.

---

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2019 by AP. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of AP is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
PHI33-24
000110001350
LAD39-19
00203001X6120
  • W: K. Maeda (7-2)L: J. Arrieta (5-5)S: K. Jansen (17)
  • HR: PHI - A. McCutchen (10), LAD - E. Hernandez (9), J. Pederson (17), C. Seager (7), M. Muncy (12)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen CF-LF41111023.261.383.469.8535.0
J. Segura SS40000001.301.348.461.8090.0
B. Harper RF40000001.248.364.481.8450.0
R. Hoskins 1B41100000.277.401.535.9352.0
J. Realmuto C30000121.260.319.443.7620.0
C. Hernandez 2B31000012.295.354.469.8221.5
S. Kingery 3B-CF40210001.338.382.563.9453.0
N. Williams LF30000023.159.205.232.437-1.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Knapp PH10000011.174.345.283.627-0.5
J. Arrieta P20110010.167.167.167.3331.5
E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Franco 3B00000100.215.284.393.6771.0
  • a-struck out for Nicasio in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF42211021.274.375.6621.0377.0
M. Muncy 3B32221111.275.368.524.8929.5
C. Seager SS41121021.249.339.426.7666.0
C. Bellinger RF40200001.379.465.7491.2131.0
M. Beaty 1B40100011.275.275.300.5750.5
A. Verdugo CF40000002.313.367.507.8740.0
E. Hernandez 2B41211001.223.302.413.7157.0
W. Smith C40100010.273.273.364.6360.5
K. Maeda P20000002.227.227.318.5450.0
a- D. Freese PH10100000.278.418.506.9251.0
R. Stripling P0000-000.100.182.100.000-
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Taylor PH10000000.236.303.407.7100.0
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-singled for Maeda in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - A. McCutchen (10)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen (29), S. Kingery (10), J. Arrieta (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Kingery, J. Arrieta (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen 2 (2), B. Harper, N. Williams, A. Knapp
BATTING
  • HR - J. Pederson (17), M. Muncy (12), C. Seager (7), E. Hernandez (9)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (31), M. Muncy 2 (35), C. Seager 2 (29), E. Hernandez (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy, C. Bellinger, A. Verdugo, E. Hernandez, K. Maeda 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Bellinger (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 5-5)5.010551333.961.36-4.5
E. Garcia1.01000303.461.543.5
J. Nicasio2.01110115.041.604.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 5-5)5.0
E. Garcia1.0
J. Nicasio2.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda (W, 7-2)6.03220613.611.1126.0
R. Stripling (H, 2)1.00001103.351.192.5
P. Baez (H, 11)1.00001103.200.912.5
D. Floro0.22110002.911.06-3.0
K. Jansen (S, 17)0.10000103.280.897.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda (W, 7-2)6.0
R. Stripling (H, 2)1.0
P. Baez (H, 11)1.0
D. Floro0.2
K. Jansen (S, 17)0.1
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 97-63, E. Garcia 16-13, J. Nicasio 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 7-4, J. Nicasio 3-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 25, E. Garcia 4, J. Nicasio 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Maeda
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 88-57, R. Stripling 17-10, P. Baez 13-7, D. Floro 17-9, K. Jansen 4-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 5-7, R. Stripling 2-0, P. Baez 2-0, D. Floro 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 22, R. Stripling 4, P. Baez 4, D. Floro 4, K. Jansen
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
123456789RHE
PHI33-24
000110001350
LAD39-19
00203001X6120
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen CF-LF41111023.261.383.469.8535.0
J. Segura SS40000001.301.348.461.8090.0
B. Harper RF40000001.248.364.481.8450.0
R. Hoskins 1B41100000.277.401.535.9352.0
J. Realmuto C30000121.260.319.443.7620.0
C. Hernandez 2B31000012.295.354.469.8221.5
S. Kingery 3B-CF40210001.338.382.563.9453.0
N. Williams LF30000023.159.205.232.437-1.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- A. Knapp PH10000011.174.345.283.627-0.5
J. Arrieta P20110010.167.167.167.3331.5
E. Garcia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
M. Franco 3B00000100.215.284.393.6771.0
Total3235312913-----
  • a-struck out for Nicasio in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF42211021.274.375.6621.0377.0
M. Muncy 3B32221111.275.368.524.8929.5
C. Seager SS41121021.249.339.426.7666.0
C. Bellinger RF40200001.379.465.7491.2131.0
M. Beaty 1B40100011.275.275.300.5750.5
A. Verdugo CF40000002.313.367.507.8740.0
E. Hernandez 2B41211001.223.302.413.7157.0
W. Smith C40100010.273.273.364.6360.5
K. Maeda P20000002.227.227.318.5450.0
a- D. Freese PH10100000.278.418.506.9251.0
R. Stripling P0000-000.100.182.100.000-
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- C. Taylor PH10000000.236.303.407.7100.0
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total35612641710-----
  • a-singled for Maeda in the 6th
  • b-lined out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • HR - A. McCutchen (10)
  • RBI - A. McCutchen (29), S. Kingery (10), J. Arrieta (2)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Kingery, J. Arrieta (2)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen 2 (2), B. Harper, N. Williams, A. Knapp
BATTING
  • HR - J. Pederson (17), M. Muncy (12), C. Seager (7), E. Hernandez (9)
  • RBI - J. Pederson (31), M. Muncy 2 (35), C. Seager 2 (29), E. Hernandez (28)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy, C. Bellinger, A. Verdugo, E. Hernandez, K. Maeda 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Bellinger (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Arrieta (L, 5-5)5.010551333.961.36-4.5
E. Garcia1.01000303.461.543.5
J. Nicasio2.01110115.041.604.5
Total8.01266174---
PITCHERSIP
J. Arrieta (L, 5-5)5.0
E. Garcia1.0
J. Nicasio2.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Maeda (W, 7-2)6.03220613.611.1126.0
R. Stripling (H, 2)1.00001103.351.192.5
P. Baez (H, 11)1.00001103.200.912.5
D. Floro0.22110002.911.06-3.0
K. Jansen (S, 17)0.10000103.280.897.5
Total9.0533291---
PITCHERSIP
K. Maeda (W, 7-2)6.0
R. Stripling (H, 2)1.0
P. Baez (H, 11)1.0
D. Floro0.2
K. Jansen (S, 17)0.1
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Arrieta 97-63, E. Garcia 16-13, J. Nicasio 24-17
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Arrieta 7-4, J. Nicasio 3-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Arrieta 25, E. Garcia 4, J. Nicasio 7
PITCHING
  • HBP - K. Maeda
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Maeda 88-57, R. Stripling 17-10, P. Baez 13-7, D. Floro 17-9, K. Jansen 4-4
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Maeda 5-7, R. Stripling 2-0, P. Baez 2-0, D. Floro 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Maeda 22, R. Stripling 4, P. Baez 4, D. Floro 4, K. Jansen
  • 5TH INNING
    Seager homered to right, Muncy scored25
    Pederson homered to right center23
    Arrieta singled to left, Hernandez scored, Williams to second22
  • 4TH INNING
    McCutchen homered to center12
  • 3RD INNING
    Muncy homered to right center, Pederson scored02
  • 7TH INNING
    • Ross Stripling pitching
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Realmuto walked
    • C. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to first, Realmuto to second
    • S. Kingery: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Kingery grounded out to third, Realmuto to third
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • Maikel Franco at third base
    • Scott Kingery in center field
    • Andrew McCutchen in left field
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Segura grounded bunt out to pitcher
    • B. Harper: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Harper lined out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Ball, Hoskins popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Edgar Garcia relieved Jake Arrieta
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • David Freese hit for Kenta Maeda
    • D. Freese: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freese singled to center
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • J. Realmuto: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez hit by pitch
    • S. Kingery: Strike (foul tip), Kingery singled to left, Hernandez to second
    • N. Williams: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Williams reached on fielder's choice to first, Hernandez to third, Kingery out at second
    • J. Arrieta: Ball, Arrieta singled to left, Hernandez scored, Williams to second
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, McCutchen popped out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Pederson homered to right center
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy singled to center
    • C. Seager: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Seager homered to right, Muncy scored
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Bellinger singled to center
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Beaty struck out on foul tip
    • A. Verdugo: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Verdugo lined out to center
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, McCutchen homered to center
    • J. Segura: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Segura lined out to left
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Harper lined out to right
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith flied out to right
    • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Maeda grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Ball, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Williams: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Williams struck out swinging
    • J. Arrieta: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Arrieta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Pederson singled to shallow right center
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Muncy homered to right center, Pederson scored
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bellinger singled to right
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bellinger caught stealing second, catcher to second, Beaty singled to right
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 3rd (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins grounded out to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Realmuto struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Hernandez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Beaty grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Foul, Verdugo flied out to center
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hernandez singled to right
    • W. Smith: Ball, Ball, Smith singled to left, Hernandez to second
    • K. Maeda: Strike looking, Maeda reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Smith out at second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Maeda Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen struck out swinging
    • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura lined out to right
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Harper flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Arrieta Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Seager grounded out to shortstop, Muncy to third
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger flied out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)