Plouffe’s homer in 16th leads Phillies over Dodgers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies’ relievers just kept shutting down the Dodgers, and Los Angeles finally ran out of pitchers.
Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer off outfielder Kike Hernandez with one out in the 16th inning as Philadelphia outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a game that lasted nearly six hours.
After using eight pitchers, the Dodgers turned to Hernandez (0-1) in the 16th. He got Nick Williams to fly out, then walked Jesmuel Valentin and Jorge Alfaro before Plouffe hit an opposite-field shot for his first homer of the season and second career walkoff, ending the game after 5:55.
“All I want to do is contribute to a victory,” Plouffe said. “I love being on a winning team. Just trying not to do too much.

Original published: 2018-07-25 01:35:54 Read the full Houston News here


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