Will Smith's 1st career HR lifts Dodgers over Phillies 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Will Smith is making himself at home during his first week in the major leagues.

The red-headed rookie - called up when catcher Austin Barnes got hurt - hit a towering, tiebreaking home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 comeback victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.

''That was awesome,'' Smith said. ''I'll remember that forever.''

The unflappable Smith caught ace Clayton Kershaw for seven innings and then smashed his first career homer into the left field pavilion off Hector Neris (1-2).

''A lot of tough pitches and Will stuck with it,'' third baseman Max Muncy said. ''I still don't know if he knows he hit a home run.''

Smith got doused by his teammates on the field and he got the ball, too. The man who nabbed it turned it over to Smith outside the Dodgers clubhouse and they posed for a photo together.

It was a fitting finish for the catcher whose walk-up music is the theme from ''The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,'' the hit 1990s sitcom in which the main character played by the actor Will Smith moves from Philly to the ritzy enclave in Los Angeles.

''A lot of fun to see Will do that at the end,'' Kershaw said. ''Will just oozes professionalism. It just seems like he's been here a long time.''

Actually, Smith arrived last Monday when Barnes went on the 10-day injured list with a left groin strain. He's certainly making a strong case for himself even though his stay in the big leagues could be short.

''I'm just coming every day and giving my best effort,'' Smith said. ''The rest will take care of itself.''

He earned a ringing endorsement from Kershaw, who said, ''A lot of talent and there's a lot of potential there for sure.''

Julio Urias (3-2) got the victory with two innings of relief after giving up a two-run homer to Bryce Harper in the eighth that tied it at 3-all in a matchup of division leaders and the two best teams in the National League.

The Dodgers have won 14 of 17; the Phillies lost their third in a row.

''This is a really disappointing loss,'' Phillies manager Gabe Kapler said. ''Neris has been a stud and Smith put a good swing on a split at the bottom of the zone and that happens sometimes.''

David Freese homered into the left-field pavilion on the first pitch from Cole Irvin leading off the fifth, putting the Dodgers in front 2-1.

Philadelphia tied the game at 1 in the fourth on J.T. Realmuto's RBI single.

Harper, who was 0 for 4 in Friday's opener, singled, took second on a wild pitch by Clayton Kershaw and moved to third on an error by Muncy. Rhys Hoskins was safe at first on the error to set up Realmuto.

The Dodgers added a run in the bottom of the inning on Muncy's sacrifice fly that scored pinch-hitter Matt Beaty, who reached on an infield single to first base.

Kershaw allowed one run and six hits, struck out six and walked none.

Jose �lvarez started for the Phillies in place of Zach Eflin, who went on the IL Friday with mid-back tightness. �lvarez gave up one hit and two walks in two innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Tommy Hunter (right forearm strain) threw a bullpen Friday and will toss another one before his rehab schedule is decided. ... OF Roman Quinn (right groin strain) had five at-bats in extended spring training and came out of it well.

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (hamstring tightness) was out of the lineup for a third straight game.

ALUMNI GAME

Manager Dave Roberts lined into a double play and made a nice play in the outfield in a losing effort in the Dodgers' annual Alumni Game. His team, captained by Nomar Garciaparra, lost 8-1 to a squad headed by Jerry Hairston Jr. in the two-inning affair.

Orel Hershiser started for the losing team, while Kevin Gross took the mound for the winners.

Among those suiting up were Steve Sax, Shawn Green, James Loney, Mike Marshall, Lee Lacy, Scott Van Slyke and Jose Vizcaino.

The star power not playing was even bigger: Ron Cey, Tommy Davis, Steve Garvey, Rick Monday, Manny Mota, Fernando Valenzuela, Maury Wills and 91-year-old Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda.

Loney hit a grand slam to key the victory and also pitched to a few batters.

GARVEY HONORED

Garvey was inducted into the Legends of Dodger Baseball before the game on his bobblehead night.

Vin Scully appeared in a video message and late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel spoke during the ceremony.

Garvey's children threw ceremonial first pitches.

UP NEXT

Phillies: RHP Nick Pivetta (3-1, 7.71 ERA) makes his second start in his return to the rotation.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (1-1, 2.73) is coming off a season-high 104 pitches Tuesday against the Mets. His ERA in his last three starts is 1.50.

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  • W: J. Urias (3-2)L: H. Neris (1-2)
  • HR: PHI - B. Harper (11), LAD - D. Freese (5), W. Smith (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen LF-CF40000001.256.377.460.8380.0
J. Segura SS31000000.296.346.454.8002.0
B. Harper RF42221010.252.366.495.8618.5
R. Hoskins 1B40100011.277.398.539.9372.5
J. Realmuto C40110011.260.318.439.7571.5
S. Kingery CF-3B40200012.347.388.573.9612.5
C. Hernandez 2B40000004.289.348.460.8070.0
M. Franco 3B40000021.210.279.385.664-1.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Irvin P10000000.250.400.250.6500.0
b- S. Rodriguez PH10000011.267.371.467.838-0.5
V. Velasquez P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Williams LF00000000.159.205.232.4370.0
  • a-singled for Alvarez in the 3rd
  • b-struck out for Irvin in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Freese 1B31111000.280.416.537.9526.0
a- J. Pederson PH-LF00000100.274.378.6621.0411.0
M. Muncy 3B31210000.281.371.526.8974.0
C. Taylor LF40000013.229.296.396.691-0.5
J. Urias P00000000.333.500.333.8330.0
C. Bellinger RF30100110.379.465.7431.2080.5
E. Hernandez 2B40110010.224.301.410.7111.5
C. Seager SS30000112.245.338.420.7580.5
A. Verdugo CF40100010.312.364.500.8640.5
W. Smith C31111120.286.333.571.9056.0
C. Kershaw P20000003.056.056.056.1110.0
b- M. Beaty PH-1B11100000.293.293.317.6102.0
  • a-walked for Freese in the 7th
  • b-singled for Kershaw in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Kingery (8)
  • 3B - R. Hoskins (2)
  • HR - B. Harper (11)
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (43), J. Realmuto (33)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto, C. Hernandez 3 (3), S. Rodriguez
BATTING
  • HR - D. Freese (5), W. Smith
  • SF - M. Muncy (3)
  • RBI - D. Freese (15), M. Muncy (36), E. Hernandez (29), W. Smith
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hernandez (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Taylor, C. Seager 2 (2), C. Kershaw 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Bellinger (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
  • E - V. Velasquez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kershaw-Hernandez-Freese)
  • E - M. Muncy (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Alvarez2.01002003.571.463.0
J. Nicasio0.10000004.971.580.0
C. Irvin3.24221515.481.274.5
V. Velasquez1.01101204.501.502.0
S. Dominguez1.01000004.241.412.0
H. Neris (L, 1-2)0.11110012.250.92-7.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw7.06110603.201.0520.0
J. Urias (W, 3-2) (BS, 1)2.01220113.781.1110.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw7.0
J. Urias (W, 3-2) (BS, 1)2.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Alvarez
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Alvarez 30-18, J. Nicasio 8-5, C. Irvin 60-37, V. Velasquez 21-16, S. Dominguez 12-7, H. Neris 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Alvarez 3-3, J. Nicasio 1-0, C. Irvin 1-4, S. Dominguez 2-0, H. Neris 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Alvarez 9, J. Nicasio, C. Irvin 15, V. Velasquez 5, S. Dominguez 3, H. Neris 2
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw
  • HBP - J. Urias (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 95-65, J. Urias 31-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 7-8, J. Urias 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 27, J. Urias 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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A. McCutchen LF-CF40000001.256.377.460.8380.0
J. Segura SS31000000.296.346.454.8002.0
B. Harper RF42221010.252.366.495.8618.5
R. Hoskins 1B40100011.277.398.539.9372.5
J. Realmuto C40110011.260.318.439.7571.5
S. Kingery CF-3B40200012.347.388.573.9612.5
C. Hernandez 2B40000004.289.348.460.8070.0
M. Franco 3B40000021.210.279.385.664-1.0
H. Neris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
J. Alvarez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- P. Gosselin PH10100000.250.267.318.5851.0
J. Nicasio P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
C. Irvin P10000000.250.400.250.6500.0
b- S. Rodriguez PH10000011.267.371.467.838-0.5
V. Velasquez P0000-000.125.222.125.000-
S. Dominguez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
N. Williams LF00000000.159.205.232.4370.0
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  • a-singled for Alvarez in the 3rd
  • b-struck out for Irvin in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
D. Freese 1B31111000.280.416.537.9526.0
a- J. Pederson PH-LF00000100.274.378.6621.0411.0
M. Muncy 3B31210000.281.371.526.8974.0
C. Taylor LF40000013.229.296.396.691-0.5
J. Urias P00000000.333.500.333.8330.0
C. Bellinger RF30100110.379.465.7431.2080.5
E. Hernandez 2B40110010.224.301.410.7111.5
C. Seager SS30000112.245.338.420.7580.5
A. Verdugo CF40100010.312.364.500.8640.5
W. Smith C31111120.286.333.571.9056.0
C. Kershaw P20000003.056.056.056.1110.0
b- M. Beaty PH-1B11100000.293.293.317.6102.0
Total304842478-----
  • a-walked for Freese in the 7th
  • b-singled for Kershaw in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Kingery (8)
  • 3B - R. Hoskins (2)
  • HR - B. Harper (11)
  • RBI - B. Harper 2 (43), J. Realmuto (33)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Realmuto, C. Hernandez 3 (3), S. Rodriguez
BATTING
  • HR - D. Freese (5), W. Smith
  • SF - M. Muncy (3)
  • RBI - D. Freese (15), M. Muncy (36), E. Hernandez (29), W. Smith
  • 2-Out RBI - E. Hernandez (15)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Taylor, C. Seager 2 (2), C. Kershaw 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - C. Bellinger (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Segura-Hernandez-Hoskins)
  • E - V. Velasquez
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kershaw-Hernandez-Freese)
  • E - M. Muncy (4)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Alvarez2.01002003.571.463.0
J. Nicasio0.10000004.971.580.0
C. Irvin3.24221515.481.274.5
V. Velasquez1.01101204.501.502.0
S. Dominguez1.01000004.241.412.0
H. Neris (L, 1-2)0.11110012.250.92-7.0
Total8.1843472---
PITCHERSIP
J. Alvarez2.0
J. Nicasio0.1
C. Irvin3.2
V. Velasquez1.0
S. Dominguez1.0
H. Neris (L, 1-2)0.1
Total8.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw7.06110603.201.0520.0
J. Urias (W, 3-2) (BS, 1)2.01220113.781.1110.5
Total9.0733071---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw7.0
J. Urias (W, 3-2) (BS, 1)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Alvarez
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Alvarez 30-18, J. Nicasio 8-5, C. Irvin 60-37, V. Velasquez 21-16, S. Dominguez 12-7, H. Neris 12-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Alvarez 3-3, J. Nicasio 1-0, C. Irvin 1-4, S. Dominguez 2-0, H. Neris 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Alvarez 9, J. Nicasio, C. Irvin 15, V. Velasquez 5, S. Dominguez 3, H. Neris 2
PITCHING
  • WP - C. Kershaw
  • HBP - J. Urias (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 95-65, J. Urias 31-22
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 7-8, J. Urias 3-2
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 27, J. Urias 8
  • 9TH INNING
    Smith homered to left34
  • 8TH INNING
    Harper homered to left center, Segura scored33
  • 7TH INNING
    Muncy hit sacrifice fly to left, Beaty scored, Pederson to third13
  • 5TH INNING
    Freese homered to center12
  • 4TH INNING
    Realmuto singled to left center, Harper scored, Hoskins to second11
  • 3RD INNING
    Hernandez singled to center, Muncy scored, Bellinger to third01
  • 9TH INNING
    • J. Urias Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kingery grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • Ma. Franco: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hector Neris pitching
    • Nick Williams in left field
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Verdugo grounded out to second
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Smith homered to left
  • 8TH INNING
    • Julio Urias pitching
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCutchen flied out to center
    • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Segura hit by pitch
    • B. Harper: Harper homered to left center, Segura scored
    • R. Hoskins: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Hoskins popped out to second
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Seranthony Dominguez relieved Vince Velasquez
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Bellinger singled to right
    • E. Hernandez: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Bellinger caught stealing second, catcher to shortstop, Hernandez grounded out to first
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • S. Kingery: Strike looking, Kingery doubled to deep left
    • C. Hernandez: Hernandez lined out to right
    • Ma. Franco: Ball, Franco lined out to left
    • Sean Rodriguez hit for Cole Irvin
    • S. Rodriguez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rodriguez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Vince Velasquez pitching
    • W. Smith: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • Matt Beaty hit for Clayton Kershaw
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Beaty reached on an infield single to second
    • Joc Pederson hit for David Freese
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pederson walked, Beaty to second
    • M. Muncy: Beaty to third, Pederson to second on Velasquez throwing error, Muncy hit sacrifice fly to left, Beaty scored, Pederson to third
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Segura flied out to left
    • B. Harper: Strike looking, Strike looking, Harper flied out to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Hoskins tripled to deep left
    • J. Realmuto: Realmuto lined out to second
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • C. Seager: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • A. Verdugo: Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Verdugo struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • Ma. Franco: Foul, Franco grounded out to third
    • C. Irvin: Foul, Foul, Irvin grounded out to catcher
    • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Freese homered to center
    • M. Muncy: Muncy singled to right
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Taylor grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Muncy out at second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura flied out to deep left
    • B. Harper: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Harper singled to center
    • R. Hoskins: Strike looking, Ball, Harper to second on wild pitch, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Hoskins safe at first on 3rd baseman Muncy fielding error, Harper to third
    • J. Realmuto: Ball, Realmuto singled to left center, Harper scored, Hoskins to second
    • S. Kingery: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Kingery struck out swinging
    • C. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez lined out to right
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
    • C. Irvin Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Verdugo popped out to shortstop
    • W. Smith: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Smith struck out swinging
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Kershaw lined out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • Ma. Franco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Franco struck out swinging
    • Phil Gosselin hit for Jose Alvarez
    • P. Gosselin: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gosselin singled to center
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, McCutchen grounded into double play pitcher to second to first, Gosselin out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Juan Nicasio pitching
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freese grounded out to third
    • Cole Irvin relieved Juan Nicasio
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Muncy singled to center
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor popped out to second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked, Muncy to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to center, Muncy scored, Bellinger to third
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager flied out to deep center
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Hoskins: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hoskins struck out swinging
    • J. Realmuto: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Realmuto struck out looking
    • S. Kingery: Foul, Kingery singled to left
    • C. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Alvarez Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Foul, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager walked
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo singled to shallow left, Seager to third
    • W. Smith: Smith intentionally walked, Verdugo to second
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Kershaw grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • A. McCutchen: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen lined out to second
    • J. Segura: Foul, Ball, Foul, Segura grounded out to third
    • B. Harper: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Harper struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Alvarez Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freese flied out to deep center
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Muncy lined out to third
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor lined out to pitcher
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)