AT THE PLATE: An inning after Ellis homered,
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
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.