Dodgers fall to Phillies in extras, 12-10, after thrilling back-and-forth

For the second time in as many nights, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies shot a thrilling late-inning thriller.

Once again, the visitors escaped with the win, sending the Boys in Blue to their third straight loss and tied for the top of the NL West with the San Diego Padres.

Thursday’s game saw the Dodgers bounce back from a seven-run deficit, to fall first in the ninth inning on wild, goal-laden ground.

Friday’s home-and-away game started early, after Phillies rookie shortstop Bryson Stott led a pair on a single to left field, giving them and starter Kyle Gibson a 2-0 lead in second run.

However, the Dodgers responded late in the third inning, courtesy of a five-run frame spurred by a solo home run from Chris Taylor that led to four crossover runs on a double RBI from Mookie Betts, an RBI single from Max Muncy and a two-run brace from Justin Turner.

The Phillies quickly tied it in the next half, thanks again to an RBI single from Stott and a monstrous 430-foot blast from Kyle Schwarber.

Again, the Dodgers responded by taking the lead late in the inning on an Austin Barnes single that scored Taylor, who previously had a single to start the inning.

With both starters out of the game, Gibson after just three and 2/3 innings and Dodgers starter Walker Buehler after five, the teams continued to trade blows.

Gibson finished the game allowing six runs on eight hits, striking out and walking one.

Buehler allowed nine hits for five runs, walking one and striking out three.

Philadelphia regained the lead with a three-run sixth inning, using a sacrifice fly from Alec Bohm, an RBI double from reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper and an RBI single from Nicholas Castellanos, who was shortened from driving in two after Taylor caught Harper at the plate.

A base-loaded blowout to Trea Turner cut the lead to one late in the inning, which the Phillies regained when Harper smashed a solo home run to the right — his second of the series and one of three hits additional base in Friday’s game.

The Dodgers were down to their last two outs when Justin Turner’s 397-foot two-run homer tied the game at nine runs apiece.

With Brusdar Graterol on the mound for the Boys in Blue, the Phillies scored a pair on a brace from Castellanos’ bat – one being the extra innings “ghost runner”, the other being Harper who was intentionally walked – before veering on a third thanks to a throwing error from Barnes, giving them a 12-9 lead.

The round raised Graterol’s season ERA to 4.05 as he struggled with the loss.

Betts bounced back in a double play late in the 10th, which scored one, but it was too little too late.

Both teams threw seven pitchers on Friday, Jeurys Familia picking up the win, despite failing the stoppage.

In the previous two games against Los Angeles, Harper is 5-for-8 with five extra hits – including two homers – five RBIs and three runs scored.

The two teams will face off in Game 3 of the four-game series on Saturday night at 7:10 p.m., where the Dodgers will send Julio Urías (2-2, 2.10 ERA) to the mound against the Phillies Ranger Suárez (3-1, 3 .68 ERA).

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