KEY MOMENT: A.J. Ellis vaulted the Dodgers in front, 2-0, by blasting a two-run home run off Phillies starter Adam Morgan in the second inning. For Ellis, the home run was his first of the season and his first at Dodger Stadium since Sept. 27, 2013. Ellis finished the game three for four, raising his average from .187 to .215.
AT THE PLATE: An inning after Ellis homered, Jimmy Rollins also took Morgan deep, hitting a three-run blast that increased the Dodgers' lead to 5-0. Rollins was two for four with a double. Scott Van Slyke was two for three with a double and a walk.
ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw pitched his first complete game of the season, holding the Phillies to eight hits. He struck out a season-high 13 batters and walked none.
ROSTER MOVES: Chin-hui Tsao returned to the major leagues after an eight-year absence, as the Dodgers called up the reliever from triple-A Oklahoma City before the game. The right-hander, who pitched for the Dodgers in 2007, has an unusual back story. He returned to his native Taiwan in 2008, only to be accused by that country's league of promising to throw games. Tsao never faced government charges, but the Taiwanese league banned him for life. He signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers this winter after he was cleared to do so by Major League Baseball, which investigated his past. Tsao has pitched in 25 minor league games this season, posting a 4.40 earned-run average. Manager Don Mattingly said he wasn't concerned with Tsao's past. "I know our guys looked into it, made sure they feel comfortable with it," Mattingly said. "MLB's cleared it. He's just one of our guys." In addition to Tsao, the Dodgers also called up Josh Ravin. Yimi Garcia and Ian Thomas were optioned to triple-A Albuquerque, while Eric Surkamp was designated for assignment to clear a spot for Tsao on the 40-man roster.
EXTRA BASES: Former Dodgers owner Peter O'Malley was recognized in a pregame ceremony for his contributions to Japanese baseball. O'Malley received the Order of the Rising Son, which is bestowed by the Japanese government. Former Dodgers pitcher Hideo Nomo presented O'Malley with flowers.
UP NEXT: Zack Greinke (7-2, 1.48 ERA) will face the Phillies and Severino Gonzalez (3-2, 8.28) at Dodger Stadium on Thursday at 7 p.m. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 1020.