The game was nearly six hours long. Kiké Hernandez pitched. That's all that needs to be said.
Trevor Plouffe hit a three-run homer off position player, Kiké Hernandez in the 16th inning as the Philadelphia Phillies outlasted the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-4 Tuesday night in a game that lasted 5 hours and 56 minutes.
After using eight pitchers, the Dodgers turned to Hernandez (0-1) in the 16th. He got Nick Williams to fly out, then walked Jesmuel Valentin and Jorge Alfaro before Plouffe hit an opposite-field shot for his first homer of the season and second career walkoff, ending the game after 1:14AM EST.
Eight Phillies relievers combined to allow one run and six hits over 11 impressive innings, with Vince Velasquez (7-8) pitching the top of the 16th. Velasquez, who tossed seven scoreless innings in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader win against San Diego, made his first relief appearance since 2015.
The game was delayed 14 minutes because of rain, but when it finally did begin, the Dodgers struck first as Joc Pederson raced home on a wild pitch to score the first run of the game.
Yasmani Grandal continued his hot month of July as he homered from both sides of the plate.
Kenta Maeda retired the first 11 batters he faced before allowing a single Odubel Herrera with two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Maeda pitched into the seventh inning before allowing the game-tying, three-run homer to Jorge Alfaro, that deadlocked the score at 4-4, eventually sending the game to extra innings.
Nick Williams also homered for Philadelphia.
Both teams combined to use 18 pitchers.
The game was the longest of the season for Los Angeles.
RHP Walker Buehler will start on Wednesday against Jake Arrieta with first pitch scheduled for 9:35AM EST.
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