Dodgers beat Phillies, keep pace with Diamondbacks in NL West race

Jun 10, 2023, 4:40 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rookie Bobby Miller won for the third time in four starts, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Philadelphia 9-0 on Saturday after the ejection of Phillies manager Rob Thomson in an apparent pitch clock flap.

David Peralta homered, doubled and drove in a run for the Dodgers, who won for just the second time in seven games. Mookie Betts added a pair of hits and two RBIs.

Miller (3-0) allowed three hits in six innings, struck out seven and walked three, lowering his ERA to 0.78. The 24-year-old right-hander joined Kenta Maeda in 2016 as the only Dodgers pitchers since at least 1901 to pitch five or more innings and allowed one run or none in his first four appearances.

Andre Jackson finished a six-hitter for his second save.

Defending NL champion Phillies (31-33) had won a season-high six in a row and were looking to get back to .500 for the first time since May 14.

Thomson was ejected in the sixth inning when plate umpire Roberto Ortiz apparently wouldn’t reset the pitch clock after Aaron Nola (5-5) requested a new baseball.

Nola was charged with six runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.

Los Angeles led 3-0 in the seventh, when broke open the game with six runs off Nola and Jeff Hoffman.

Betts chased Nola with a one-out RBI single. Martinez drove a 95 mph fastball into the left-field seats for his 16th homer.

Nola retired the first eight Dodgers before James Outman’s two-out double in the third. Betts and Freddie Freeman hit RBI singles. Peralta homered with two outs in the fourth.

Arizona Diamondbacks

Ketel Marte...

Arizona Sports

NL Wild Card standings: Diamondbacks fight for postseason berth

The Arizona Diamondbacks are in a playoff hunt for the first time in years. After a cold July and early August, they are back in the race.

9 hours ago

Corbin Carroll #7 of the Arizona Diamondbacks warms up on deck during the first inning of the MLB g...

Dan Bickley

Diamondbacks seizing moment in final surge of regular season

The Diamondbacks are surging. They are having a moment. They are seizing the moment. They are again the talk of Major League Baseball.

10 hours ago

Merrill Kelly...

Alex Weiner

D-backs’ Merrill Kelly outduels ace Logan Webb in sweep over Giants

Merrill Kelly shook off an early home run to help the Diamondbacks sweep the Giants in two games at Chase Field.

11 hours ago

Corbin Carroll...

Alex Weiner

D-backs’ Corbin Carroll accomplishes rare 25-home run, 50-stolen base season

Diamondbacks outfielder Corbin Carroll became the first rookie to hit 25 home runs and steal 50 bases in a single season.

14 hours ago

Torey Lovullo...

Alex Weiner

Dustin Pedroia provides advice, rallies D-backs amid playoff push

D-backs manager Torey Lovullo brought his old friend, Dustin Pedoira, into the clubhouse to share some words during their playoff push.

15 hours ago

Mike Hazen, Arizona Diamondbacks GM...

Kellan Olson

Diamondbacks GM Mike Hazen declines to comment on Red Sox rumblings

Diamondbacks general manager Mike Hazen declined to comment on the reporting connecting him to the opening in the Red Sox's front office.

16 hours ago

Dodgers beat Phillies, keep pace with Diamondbacks in NL West race