Dodgers can't catch up with Philadelphia Phillies in loss, 7-2

KEY MOMENT: Brett Anderson gave up a two-run double to Jeff Francoeur in the third inning that increased the Dodgers' deficit to 3-0. Francoeur scored later in the inning on a groundout by Domonic Brown to make it 4-0.

ON THE MOUND: Brett Anderson's personal winning streak ended at three starts, as the left-hander was charged with four runs (three earned) and six hits over five innings. Anderson didn't receive many favors from the defense behind him. With two outs in the first inning, Anderson forced Francoeur to hit a grounder to third base, only for Justin Turner to make a throwing error. That loaded the bases for the Phillies, who took the lead on an infield hit by Freddy Galvis. Francoeur's two-run double in the third inning was preceded by a mistake by Yasiel Puig, who bobbled a single by Darin Ruf, allowing two runners to advance.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers were blanked until the sixth inning, when Yasmani Grandal blasted a two-run home run off Chad Billingsley. Some of their early chances against Billingsley were wiped out by baserunning mistakes. The Dodgers had two runners on base in the first inning, but the threat ended when Turner was doubled off at first by right fielder Brown on a deep fly ball by Adrian Gonzalez. Grandal drew a leadoff walk in the second inning but was thrown out easily at third by Brown on a single by Puig.

EXTRA BASES: As part of their campaign to get Clayton Kershaw elected to the All-Star game, the Dodgers have partnered with the Boston Red Sox. The Dodgers are telling their fans to cast their American League Final Vote ballots for Xander Bogarts of the Red Sox; the Red Sox, in exchange, are asking their fans to vote for Kershaw. … Left-hander Ian Thomas was recalled from triple-A Oklahoma City to add a fresh arm to the overtaxed bullpen. Eric Surkamp, who pitched 31/3 innings of relief the previous night, was optioned to triple A. … In Baseball America's midseason rankings of the sport's top 50 prospects, Dodgers minor league infielder Corey Seager was No. 1. Three other Dodgers prospects made the list: Julio Urias at No. 4, Hector Olivera at No. 16 and Jose De Leon at No. 20. … Don Newcombe, a special advisor to the team, was taken from Dodger Stadium to a nearby hospital Monday. Newcombe, 89, was "resting comfortably," according to the Dodgers, who offered no other details.

UP NEXT: Kershaw (5-6, 3.08 ERA) will face the Phillies and Adam Morgan (1-1, 2.13) at Dodger Stadium on Wednesday at 7 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.

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