Dodgers go deep 4 times in 13-4 victory over Phillies

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mookie Betts had three hits, including a two-run homer, as the Los Angeles Dodgers went deep four times in a 13-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday night.

The Phillies dropped their second straight but received good news before the game when slugger Bryce Harper was cleared to return less than six months after having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Harper is expected to be activated off the injured list Tuesday.

David Peralta hit a three-run homer, and Will Smith and Jason Heyward had solo shots as the Dodgers extended their winning streak to four. It is the 10th time this season Los Angeles has hit at least three homers in a game, which is second in the majors behind Tampa Bay's 11.

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It was a return to long ball for the Dodgers, who didn't leave the yard in wins on Saturday and Sunday against St. Louis. That was the first time this season they went consecutive games without a home run.

Peralta drove in four runs and Betts added three RBIs. Freddie Freeman also had three hits, including a two-run single in the fourth.

Los Angeles had a season-best 15 hits. It also tied a season high for runs as it scored in every inning but the sixth.

Philadelphia's Kyle Schwarber hit a solo shot in the fourth inning and Nick Castellanos had two hits, including a two-run single in the fifth.

Smith's two-out drive to left-center off Taijuan Walker (2-2) started the Dodgers' hit parade. After James Outman and Michael Vargas walked to start the second, Peralta followed with a three-run homer to right to extend the lead to 4-0. Heyward then hit a solo shot to center in the third.

Betts connected for a two-run homer in the seventh to make it 11-4.

Victor Gonzalez (1-0), the third of four Dodgers pitchers, allowed one hit in 1 1/3 innings.


Walker allowed a season-high eight runs in 3 1/3 innings.

The right-hander, who signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Phillies during the offseason, has given up five homers and 13 runs in his past two starts.


Phillies: OF Cristian Pache underwent knee surgery on his torn right meniscus in Philadelphia. The timeline for recovery is four to six weeks.

Dodgers: INF Miguel Rojas was activated from the injured list after he missed 10 games due to a left hamstring strain. C Austin Wynns was designated for assignment.


Philadelphia left-hander Matt Strahm (2-2, 2.31 ERA) makes his sixth start of the season Tuesday night. He will be opposed by Dodgers lefty Julio Urías (3-3, 4.41), who has a 3-1 career mark against the Phillies.


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Joe Reedy, The Associated Press