MLB Baseball

3
Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
LA Dodgers2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 350
Philadelphia0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 x 440
4
  W: N. Pivetta (6-10)   L: C. Kershaw (17-4)   S: H. Neris (22)
4:05 PM PT5:05 PM MT6:05 PM CT7:05 PM ET19:05 ET23:05 GMT7:05 4:05 PM MST6:05 PM EST6:35 PM VEN3:05 UAE (+1)6:05 PM CT, September 18, 2017
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  Attendance: 16,690

Altherr's grand slam lifts Phillies past Dodgers 4-3

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

By AARON BRACY

Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Through 10 seasons, 287 starts and more than 1,900 innings, Clayton Kershaw had never given up a grand slam. Until Monday night.

Aaron Altherr hit his second career grand slam, a 418-foot blast to left off Kershaw in the sixth, to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the Los Angeles Dodgers and their ace, 4-3.

"We had the lead and I blew it," Kershaw said.

Chris Taylor and Justin Turner led off the game with consecutive homers and Curtis Granderson also went deep for the Dodgers, who opened play with a magic number of four to clinch the NL West. At 96-54, Los Angeles still has the best record in baseball.

The Phillies have been a thorn in the side of Kerhshaw (17-4). The Dodgers' ace left-hander dropped to 3-5 in his career versus Philadelphia, one of just three teams he has a losing record against.

"You try to make it just another game, but it's really not," Altherr said. "He's a future Hall of Famer, so it's definitely awesome to playing against him."

The three-time NL Cy Young Award winner was cruising until the sixth, when he allowed a bloop single by Freddy Galvis between a pair of walks to load the bases for Altherr. The Phillies outfielder crushed Kershaw's 1-1 breaking ball to give Philadelphia a 4-2 advantage.

"Obviously, it was pretty special," Altherr said. "Thank God I was able to get a pitch to hit."

Kershaw departed after the sixth and allowed four runs on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

"Just bad pitches, I guess," Kershaw said. "The pitch to Altherr was a bad slider."

Kershaw dropped to 2-2 with a 3.74 ERA in four starts since returning from the DL on Sept. 1 after a 33-game absence with a lower back strain.

"He's really not quite there yet," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "His velocity is down a little, but he's getting near where he wants to be. He's still one of the best in the game and a Cy Young candidate."

Granderson homered to right with one out in the ninth to pull Los Angeles within one, but Hector Neris recovered to record his 22nd save in 25 chances.

Nick Pivetta (6-10) rebounded from a shaky start to earn the victory. The 24-year-old right-hander gave up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts and two walks in six innings.

Taylor led off the game with an inside-the-park homer. His drive to left-center caromed hard off the metal fence above the wall and far away from center fielder Odubel Herrera, who came up short in his try for a leaping catch.

Turner followed with a drive into the left-field seats to put the Dodgers up 2-0.

Pivetta "pitched very well after that," Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said. "He really looked good."

UTLEY'S RETURN

Chase Utley went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts and was lifted in the seventh for a pinch-hitter. The beloved former Phillies player, who helped Philadelphia to the 2008 World Series title, received a standing ovation before his first at-bat and loud cheers throughout the evening. It was Utley's second time playing at Citizens Bank Park as a visitor.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Roberts kept SS Corey Seager out of the starting lineup in order to rest and not because Seager had caused further damage to his sore right elbow. Seager struck out as a pinch-hitter in the ninth.

GALVIS VS. KERSHAW

Galvis finished 2-for-3 off Kershaw and is batting .600 (6-for-10) lifetime against the left-hander.

UP NEXT

Dodgers RHP Yu Darvish (9-12, 4.08) opposes Phillies RHP Aaron Nola (11-10, 3.60) in the second game of the four-game set on Tuesday night.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Updated September 18, 2017

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2018 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Minor League Baseball
International League
Norfolk 3:05 PT4:05 MT5:05 CT6:05 ET4:05 MT6:05 ET11:05 GMT7:05 北京时间
Rochester 
Indianapolis 4:04 PT5:04 MT6:04 CT7:04 ET5:04 MT7:04 ET12:04 GMT8:04 北京时间
Charlotte 
Lehigh Valley 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Toledo 
Louisville 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Syracuse 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Buffalo 
Pawtucket 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Gwinnett 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 4:15 PT5:15 MT6:15 CT7:15 ET5:15 MT7:15 ET12:15 GMT8:15 北京时间
Columbus 
Marathon Classic (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1T. Suwannapura - z-14F
2B. Lincicome - y-14F
3B. Henderson-13F
4A. Ernst-12F
5tJ. Concolino-11F
5tD. Darquea-11F
5tM. Lee-11F
5tE. Talley-11F
9tS. Changkija-10F
9tM. Harigae-10F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
Const. Sr Players (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1V. Singh - z-20F
2J. Maggert - y-20F
3B. Jobe-18F
4tJ. Kelly-17F
4tS. McCarron-17F
6tB. Bryant-16F
6tS. Parel-16F
6tK. Perry-16F
6tD. Waldorf-16F
10tG. Day-15F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Jul. 20
Hall of Fame Open (ATP)
 
Croatia Open Umag (ATP)
 
SkiStar Swedish Open (ATP)
Quarterfinals
(2) P. Carreno Bu4 2    
(5) F. Verdasco6 6    
(3) F. Fognini6 6    
F. Delbonis4 3    
(4) R. Gasquet77 6    
C. Ruud64 2    
S. Bolelli 
H. Laaksonen 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Jul. 20
BRD Bucharest Open (WTA)
Quarterfinals
(4) P. Martic7 4 0   
L. Siegemund5 6 0   
(2) M. Buzarnescu 
Y. Wang 
(1) A. Sevastova 
(5) S. Cirstea 
(8) P. Hercog 
O. Jabeur 
 
Championship Gstaad (WTA)
Quarterfinals
M. Vondrousov6 6    
E. Rodina2 3    
S. Sorribes T1 2    
M. Minella6 6    
V. Kudermetov5 0    
E. Bouchard7 2    
(1) A. Cornet 
(5) S. Stosur