Dodgers’ third consecutive loss is slow, painful

The Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches the flight of his game-tying two-run home run as Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jeurys Familia, left, shows his frustration during the ninth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to the plate during the first inning of their game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Gibson throws to the plate during the first inning of their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers third baseman Max Muncy fields a ball hit by the Philadelphia Phillies’ J.T. Realmuto during the second inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera scores on a single by Bryson Stott during the second inning of their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Odubel Herrera, right, scores on a single by Bryson Stott as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes attempts to throw out Stott at second during the second inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Dodgers second baseman Gavin Lux, left, takes a late throw from home as the Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryson Stott advances to second after Odubel Herrera scored on his single during the second inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber can’t get to a foul ball hit by the Dodgers’ Freddie Freeman during the third inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Dodgers’ Chris Taylor, left, is congratulated by teammate Gavin Lux after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of their game against the Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Dodgers’ Max Muncy, center, scores on a double by Justin Turner as Philadelphia Phillies catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, takes a late throw and Freddie Freeman watches during the third inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Kyle Schwarber hits a two-run home run during the fourth inning of their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper is tagged out at home by Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes, left, while trying to score on a single by Nick Castellanos as Kyle Schwarber watches during the sixth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, right, is tagged out at home by Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes while trying to score on a single by Nick Castellanos during the sixth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, left, is tagged out at home by Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes while trying to score on a single by Nick Castellanos during the sixth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper hits a solo home run off of Dodgers relief pitcher Phil Bickford during the eighth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper watches the flight of his solo home run during the eighth inning of their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Philadelphia Phillies’ Bryce Harper, right, gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run as Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes stands at the plate during the eighth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a game-tying two-run home run during the ninth inning of their game against the Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches the flight of his game-tying two-run home run during the ninth inning of their game against the Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Dodgers’ Justin Turner watches the flight of his game-tying two-run home run during the ninth inning of their game against the Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Phillies relief pitcher Jeurys Familia shows his frustration after he gave up a game-tying two-run home run to the Dodgers’ Justin Turner during the ninth inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Dodgers’ Justin Turner, left, is congratulated by teammate Cody Bellinger after hitting a game-tying two-run home run during the ninth inning of their game against the Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Phillies’ Nick Castellanos hits a two-run double during the 10th inning of their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers relief pitcher Brusdar Graterol shows his frustration after giving up a double to the Phillies’ Nick Castellanos during the 10th inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes shows his frustration in front of umpire Paul Emmel after his throwing error allowed the Phillies’ Nick Castellanos to score the third run of the 10th inning on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers tied the scored in the ninth before losing, 12-10, the most runs they have allowed all season. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Francisco Morales throws to the plate during the 10th inning of their game against the Dodgers on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Francisco Morales celebrates after the Phillies defeated the Dodgers, 12-10, in 10 innings on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USC football coach Lincoln Riley throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a game between the Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USC football head coach Lincoln Riley, left, shakes hands with Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch prior to a game between the Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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LOS ANGELES ― The Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies combined to play 10 innings across 4 hours and 18 minutes. Fourteen men combined to throw 375 pitches. The game featured four lead changes and two ties. The announced crowd of 50,712 at Dodger Stadium didn’t even get their Friday night fireworks – let alone a win.

Yes, the Dodgers’ 12-10 loss was of the slow and painful variety.

Three runs in the 10th inning doomed the Dodgers to their third consecutive loss, their longest losing streak since July of last year. Their 20-11 record left them in a virtual tie for first place in the National League West with the San Diego Padres (21-12). They have not trailed in the division standings since April.

Justin Turner hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning off Jeurys Familia, tying the score, 9-9. In the 10th inning, the Phillies took advantage of their free runner on second base and a drained Dodger bullpen to take a 12-9 lead.

With Brusdar Graterol pitching for the third time in four nights, Nick Castellanos shot a double down the left field line. Roman Quinn and Bryce Harper, who was intentionally walked, both scored. When Castellanos attempted to steal third base, catcher Austin Barnes overthrew the bag and Castellanos scored the Phillies’ 12th run.

The 12 runs were the most the Dodgers have allowed this season.

“We have to be better as a unit getting ahead and finishing hitters,” said Barnes, who collected three of the Dodgers’ 12 hits. “We just weren’t very efficient today on that side of the ball. That’s on me, that’s on the pitchers – we have to be better as a unit.”

Turner finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs. Chris Taylor hit his second home run of the season and scored three runs. Although the teams combined to score 22 runs, they also combined to leave 19 runners on base – a testament to the never-ending stream of baserunners.

Facing Francisco Morales in the bottom of the 10th inning, the Dodgers loaded the bases. Taylor was placed on second base to begin the inning. Gavin Lux walked. So did Barnes.

That turned the lineup over for Mookie Betts, who promptly grounded into a double play. Taylor scored, giving the Dodgers their 10th and final run. Freddie Freeman walked, but Trea Turner grounded out to end the game.

Walker Buehler, moved up a day in the Dodgers’ rotation by virtue of Clayton Kershaw’s back injury, allowed a season-high five runs in five innings.

“It’s a talented team, and definitely a challenging lineup, but I expect to have a little more success,” he said. “I just wasn’t very good.”

The bullpen wasn’t much better.

The sixth inning was particularly painful. Left-hander Alex Vesia, the first reliever out of the gates, faced three batters without recording an out.

Johan Camargo singled. Bryson Stott and Kyle Schwarber drew back-to-back walks to load the bases. Vesia retreated to the dugout, Evan Phillips took over, and within two batters the Dodgers’ 6-5 lead was erased.

Alec Bohm’s sacrifice fly scored Camargo. Harper’s double scored Stott. Castellanos drove in Schwarber with a single to left field. Philadelphia led 8-6, and Harper’s solo home run against Phil Bickford in the eighth inning provided a critical insurance run.

Harper, a longtime nemesis of the Dodger Stadium denizens, went 3 for 4 with two doubles, the home run and two RBIs.

Even more surprising was Stott, the Phillies’ No. 9 hitter who began the day with a .111 batting average. He reached base five times in five plate appearances. With runners on second and third base in the second inning, he poked a single to left field that put Philadelphia ahead, 2-0.

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The Dodgers answered with five runs in the third inning against Phillies starter Kyle Gibson. Taylor homered on the first pitch of the inning. Back-to-back doubles by Barnes and Betts tied the score, 2-2. Freeman walked. With two outs, Max Muncy lined a single into right field to score Betts, giving the Dodgers their first lead at 3-2.

Turner capped the barrage with a two-run double – his fifth double this week and his ninth of the season. Suddenly the Dodgers led, 5-2.

Buehler, uncharacteristically, was a sieve. With two outs and Stott at the plate in the fourth inning, he allowed a run-scoring single. Schwarber followed by tomahawking a two-run homer to right field. Suddenly the score was tied at 5. For the first time all season, Buehler had surrendered a lead.

Buehler’s ERA, seventh in the National League when the day began, rose from 1.96 to 2.81. He fell behind 1-and-0 to 12 batters and got ahead 0-and-1 on just eight. He allowed nine hits and walked one batter in five innings; five runs scored.

“We just didn’t pitch well,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “It’s not who we are. I haven’t seen it in my time here. We have to wash it off and get ready for (Saturday).”