Pods and D-backs play later out West, so it isn’t clear yet what this means for the standings. But the Dodgers really needed to win this one, if for no other reason than to prove they can beat an A.L. team on the road — especially one that took two of three at Dodger Stadium just two weekends ago. Dodgers go to 40-30 for the season. Game ended, appropriately enough, with Jason Phillips striking out.