Game 108: Zack Greinke rebounds from disastrous first inning in Dodgers’ win.

Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke hit his fifth career home run in the third inning of the Dodgers’ 10-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. (Associated Press photo)

PHILADELPHIA — Zack Greinke did it all, for better or worse, in the Dodgers’ 10-8 win over the Phillies. Even after giving up six runs in six innings his ERA is lower than Clayton Kershaw‘s last season, so where does the Greinke-for-MVP candidacy stand? The box score is here.

The Dodgers’ lead in the National League West is 2 ½ games over the San Francisco Giants, who play the Cubs on Thursday night.

The Phillies’ radio color commentator lobbed a verbal grenade at Joc Pederson yesterday based on something Pederson never said.

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Watch: Zack Greinke hits home run, flips bat.

PHILADELPHIA — The Phillies scored five runs in the first inning Thursday against Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, the most runs Greinke has allowed in an inning — or a game — this season.

The Dodgers came back and held a 6-5 lead in the third inning when Greinke did this:

The fifth home run of Greinke’s career traveled an estimated 395 feet. It was his first home run since Sept. 13, 2014 in San Francisco.

According to the website BaseballSavant.com, which tracks exit velocity data, Greinke’s 106 mph home run is the hardest-hit home run among the 11 this season hit by pitchers.

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Game 107: Mistakes, missed opportunities don’t cost Dodgers this time.

Joc Pederson

Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, left, tags out Joc Pederson after the rookie tried to advance to third base on a single by Alberto Callaspo during the fourth inning Wednesday. (Associated Press photo)

PHILADELPHIA >> The Dodgers made plenty of mistakes, and squandered plenty of scoring chances, but still beat the Phillies 4-3 on Wednesday. The box score is here.

Joc Pederson is shortening his swing in hopes of breaking out of his slump.

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Game 106: The brotherly love comes through, and so does Maikel Franco.

PHILADELPHIA — This city loves Jimmy Rollins. There were several anecdotes from today I could hold up as evidence: the two dozen reporters gathered by his locker from the time he arrived at the ballpark; the hundreds who lined up around the dugout for autographs; the thousands who cheered when Rollins ran out to the field to take ground balls during batting practice. This newspaper page or this standing ovation before the game’s first at-bat:


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Watch: Citizens Bank Park gives Jimmy Rollins a standing ovation.

PHILADELPHIA — Here was the scene at Citizens Bank Park when Dodgers shortstop Jimmy Rollins stepped into the batter’s box for his first plate appearance as a visiting player in Philadelphia:

Rollins called Philadelphia home from 2000-14 and spoke at length about his return prior to the game:
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