Phils fall short vs. Dodgers as streak ends

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The Phillies took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning when Phillies shortstop Freddy Galvis hit a two-out double into the right-field corner, but Maeda retired 10 of the final 12 batters he faced. Yasmani Grandal‘s sacrifice fly in the fifth handed the Dodgers a 3-2 lead, which they extended from there.

Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out the side on 15 pitches in the ninth to pick up his sixth save.

Jansen shuts the door

Miscues and misses: The Dodgers scored their first two runs with help from the Phillies. Andrew Toles scored on a wild pitch from Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff in the third inning to cut the Phillies lead to 2-1. Cody Bellinger bunted up the third-base line to beat the defensive shift with two outs in the fourth. He scored from first on Kiké Hernandez‘s double to left-center field to tie the game. Phillies left fielder Aaron Altherr almost made a fantastic running catch, but the ball hit the top of his glove and bounced away.

Hernandez's deep RBI double

Avilan holds it: The Phillies had a runner on third and the tying run at the plate with two outs in the eighth when Dodgers left-hander Luis Avilan replaced Josh Fields. Avilan struck out Michael Saunders on a 3-2 changeup in a nine-pitch at-bat to preserve the two-run lead.

Phillies: Right-hander Zach Eflin (0-0, 2.25 ERA) starts Saturday night against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Eflin made his final start of the 2016 season at Dodger Stadium. He landed on the DL the following day because of knee problems. The DL trip eventually led to him having surgeries on both knees. First pitch is scheduled for 9:10 p.m. ET.

Dodgers: Right-hander Brandon McCarthy (3-0, 2.25 ERA) will try to build upon his best start of the season Saturday at 6:10 p.m. PT when the Dodgers host the Phillies. McCarthy went seven innings, holding the D-backs to two runs on five hits and a walk, while striking out six. His 99 pitchers were the most he’s thrown since April 22, 2014.

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Steve Dilbeck is a contributor to based in Los Angeles.

Todd Zolecki has covered the Phillies since 2003, and for since 2009. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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