Game 84: Good things come to those who wait, unless you were the Phillies tonight.

Howie Kendrick

Howie Kendrick slides in safely for one of two runs he scored in the Dodgers’ 10-7 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. (Stephen Carr/Staff photographer)

The “bullpen game” Monday wasn’t pretty, unless you’re a numerologist. Yimi Garcia threw the first pitch just after 7 p.m. Pacific Time. The game was still in the seventh inning (tied 7-7, naturally) when the clock struck midnight on 7/7 on the East Coast. The Dodgers burned through seven pitchers (the Phillies used three).

The teams combined to throw 368 pitches, which required a total of 4 hours and 13 minutes. J.P. Howell threw six of those pitches and was the winning pitcher. Only three nine-inning games in Dodgers history since 1914 (and probably forever) have lasted longer.

You can read the game story here; the box score is here and the photo gallery is here.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a solo home run and Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run shot for the Dodgers. Howie Kendrick went 4 for 5 and finished a home run shy of the cycle. Oh, and Jimmy Rollins drove in the go-ahead runs in the seventh inning to break that 7-7 tie, then scored the 10th run on his own. He spoke about this after the game (here and here).

Before the game, Chad Billingsley discussed his return to Dodger Stadium. Four Dodgers were named to the National League All-Star team, including Gonzalez and Grandal.

Dodgers All-Stars: Zack Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez, Joc Pederson, Yasmani Grandal.

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw will need the fans’ vote to get into the All-Star Game on July 14 in Cincinnati. He is one of five candidates listed online on the National League “Final Vote” ballot. (Associated Press photo)

The Dodgers will send at least four players to the All-Star Game in Cincinnati on July 14: pitcher Zack Greinke, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, outfielder Joc Pederson and catcher Yasmani Grandal. All four were announced as All-Stars on Monday, following the conclusion of fan balloting over the weekend.

Greinke and Pederson were chosen by the players, who were given their ballots two weeks ago. Grandal and Gonzalez were chosen by National League manager Bruce Bochy in conjunction with Major League Baseball.

Reigning National League MVP and Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw is one of five “Final Vote” candidates. Fans can vote for either Kershaw, Johnny Cueto, Jeurys Familia, Carlos Martinez or Troy Tulowitzki online through Friday at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Kershaw could also join the NL as an injury replacement. In 2012, Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp was chosen to the game but was hurt. Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, then a Final Vote candidate, was removed from the online ballot and took Kemp’s place on the roster.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, whose .312/.386/.558 slash line ranks among the National League’s best, is also a candidate to step in as an injury replacement.

Courtesy of the Dodgers, a few more notes about today’s selections:

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Watch: Fan holds baby in one hand, catches foul ball in another.

CHICAGO — The Dodgers won a challenge in the second inning of Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs when video review was used to determine that a fan interfered with first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Here’s how he did it:

The fan received a momentary standing ovation when a clip of the catch was replayed over and over on the video boards at Wrigley Field. The batter, Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel, was declared out after the challenge and subsequent review.

Update (6 p.m.): The fan, identified as Keith Hartley of Chicago, was allowed to remain in his seat. So was his baby.