The Dodgers went into the game on Tuesday a mere one game behind the Giants. The Giants vs. Marlins game had a start time of 4:10 PM PST, so a little after the first pitch was thrown at Dodger Stadium fans were well aware that a Dodger win meant first place. The boys in blue sent Kenta Maeda to the mound who entered the game with 10 wins and 7 losses.

Let’s take a look at the highlights!

The Phillies would strike first in the top of the second thanks to a home run by Aaron Altherr.

The Dodgers wouldn’t let that lead last long because in the bottom of the second, the team would pick up 4 runs, the first coming from an RBI single from Joc Pederson!

Then Howie Kendrick would come up and, on his bobble head night, he would belt a 2-run home run!

Kenta Maeda would get in on the fun with a huge double to left center and would eventually be picked up by Corey Seager!

The boys in blue weren’t done though! In the bottom of the third they would pick up 2 more runs off the bat of Yasmani Grandal!

The Phillies would try and stay alive with another run in the top of the fourth with a solo shot by Freddy Galvis.

The Dodgers wouldn’t let the Phillies get on a roll though, more specifically, Justin Turner!

An 8-3 lead is extremely comfortable, but that wasn’t enough for Howie Kendrick. He made it 9-3 with a double in the bottom of the fifth!

That would be the game basically as no runs would be scored for the remainder of it. Dodgers win 9-3!

The Dodgers are now sharing first place with the giants for the first time since May 14th! They will finish the series off on Wednesday at 12:10 AM PST. Follow us on Twitter at @DodgersNation to get the play by play! Go Blue! #ZeroGamesBack

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