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Gavin Lux hits game-winning 2-run double, Dodgers stun Phillies

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May 15, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux (9) scores a run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Gavin Lux delivered a walk-off two-run double in the ninth inning after committing a costly error earlier in the game and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 5-4 win over the visiting Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday.

Philadelphia led 4-3 before Cody Bellinger sparked the comeback with a two-out triple in the ninth against Corey Knebel (0-3). Chris Taylor then walked before Lux doubled in two runs with a line drive into the right-field corner.

Mookie Betts went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for Los Angeles, which snapped its four-game losing streak. Shane Greene (1-0) earned the victory with two scoreless innings.

Philadelphia failed to complete a four-game sweep despite a strong outing from Aaron Nola. The left-hander threw a season-high 108 pitches over seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

The Dodgers pulled within 4-3 on Betts’ run-scoring double in the eighth against Jeurys Familia. Freddie Freeman then walked to put two runners on with no outs before Trea Turner grounded into a double play and Will Smith grounded out to end the inning.

Dodgers starter Michael Grove made his major league debut and allowed four unearned runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

The Phillies scored four runs in the second against Grove, who was recalled from Double-A Tulsa before the game. The two-out rally began when Bryson Stott’s grounder skipped under second baseman Lux’s glove for an error, allowing Jean Segura to score from second.

Garrett Stubbs followed with a ground-rule double to right field that scored a run before Rhys Hoskins capped the rally with a two-run single.

Betts belted a solo homer with two outs in the third for his seventh of the season, all in his past 20 games.

The Dodgers added a second run in the fourth. Turner drew a leadoff walk, stole second, moved to third on Smith’s single and scored on Max Muncy’s single.

Philadelphia threatened to extend its lead in the seventh with the bases loaded and two outs, but Odubel Herrera grounded out against Yency Almonte to end the inning.

–Field Level Media