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Trea Turner Hits Grand Slam in Phillies Rout of Dodgers in Matchup of Division Leaders

Trea Turner Hits Grand Slam in Phillies Rout of Dodgers in Matchup of Division Leaders

Trea Turner (7) of the Philadelphia Phillies rounds the bases on his grand slam home run in the bottom of the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Philadelphia on July 9, 2024.. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

7/9/2024

Updated: 7/9/2024

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PHILADELPHIA—Trea Turner hit his sixth career grand slam, Bryson Stott and Brandon Marsh also went deep, and the Philadelphia Phillies welcomed back Bryce Harper and Kyle Schwarber from injuries with a 10–1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, July 9.
“I thought Trea’s grand slam gave us some distance,” Phillies Manager Rob Thomson said.
Turner’s slam in a six-run fourth inning did indeed give the Phillies the cushion needed to make sure they didn’t push their luck with ace Zack Wheeler. On a steamy night, Philadelphia lost Wheeler to lower-back tightness after five innings.
A 2024 All-Star, Wheeler (10–4) joined Aaron Nola and Ranger Suárez as a trio of Phillies pitchers with 10 wins apiece before the All-Star break. It’s the first time in franchise history the Phillies have three pitchers with 10 wins before the break.
Thomson and Wheeler both said the pitcher should make his next scheduled start Sunday against Oakland.
“Just playing it safe, and we'll go from there,” Wheeler said.
After a modest 5–4 mark with Harper and Schwarber sidelined, including two losses in a three-game weekend series in Atlanta, the Phillies flexed their muscle early against the Dodgers in a matchup of National League division leaders.
“It was just another good win against a really good team,” Turner said. “It’s another game, but at the same time you kind of want to see where you stack up. Great ballclub, and we’ve been playing some good baseball ourselves. To come out and win the way we want was pretty refreshing and kind of gives that confidence moving forward.”
The Phillies busted the game open with the six-run fourth off Dodgers starter Bobby Miller (1–2), whose earned-run average ballooned from 6.12 to 8.07. The Phillies led 4–0 when Turner—who left the Dodgers for Philadelphia on an 11-year, $300 million free-agent contract ahead of the 2023 season—drove an 86-mph slider into the left-field seats.
Another 2024 All-Star, Turner has five homers in his past seven games.
Stott added a solo shot, his first homer since May 18, off Miller later in the fourth.
“I'll just use all this failure as motivation going into my next outing,” Miller said.
Harper went 0 for 4, while Schwarber hit a two-run single in the second inning for a 3–0 lead.
Wheeler threw 76 pitches—he struck out Dodgers leadoff hitter Shohei Ohtani on three pitches to open the game—and left with the Phillies leading 9–1. He allowed three hits, struck out seven, and walked two. Wheeler gave up a solo home run to Cavan Biggio in the fifth inning.
With the scheduled start Sunday, Wheeler won’t be available for the National League staff in next week’s All-Star game.
Phillies ace Zack Wheeler works against the Dodgers in Philadelphia on July 9, 2024. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Phillies ace Zack Wheeler works against the Dodgers in Philadelphia on July 9, 2024. (Matt Slocum/AP Photo)

Training Room

The Dodgers placed All-Star right-hander Tyler Glasnow on the 15-day injured list, retroactive to July 6, because of back tightness.
The 30-year-old Glasnow is 8–5 with a 3.47 ERA in his first season with the Dodgers. He was acquired in a December trade with Tampa Bay and received a five-year, $136.5 million contract from Los Angeles.
Phillies center fielder Johan Rojas was hit by a pitch near his wrist in the seventh inning. The Dodgers then brought in position player Kiké Hernandez to pitch, and he retired Schwarber to end the inning. Hernandez retired all four batters in his second career pitching appearance. The other was also at Citizens Bank Park, in 2018.
Shohei Ohtani (17) of the Los Angeles Dodgers greets Brandon Marsh (16) of the Philadelphia Phillies, former Angels teammates, share greetings prior to the game in Philadelphia on July 9, 2024. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Shohei Ohtani (17) of the Los Angeles Dodgers greets Brandon Marsh (16) of the Philadelphia Phillies, former Angels teammates, share greetings prior to the game in Philadelphia on July 9, 2024. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Up Next

The Dodgers are scheduled to send right-hander Gavin Stone (9–2, 3.03) to the mound Wednesday against Phillies left-hander Cristopher Sánchez (6–4, 2.96).
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