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Phillies lose to Dodgers 10-7, fall to major league-worst 10-32 on the road

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LOS ANGELES — Already at the bottom of the NL East, the Phillies hit a new low.

' go-ahead, two-run single in the seventh inning helped the Los Angeles Dodgers beat his old team 10-7 Monday night, dropping Philadelphia to a major league-worst 10-32 on the road.

"Jimmy's always been that kind of guy in a big-game situation," former teammate said. "It doesn't matter what uniform he's wearing."

Interim manager decided not to walk Rollins with first base open and the game tied because he didn't want to take a chance with All-Star rookie , who had yet to hit the ball out of the infield in four at-bats.

"In a perfect situation, I'd like a left-hander to face Jimmy, but I had to use my two lefties in long relief a couple of days ago, so they weren't even available," Mackanin said. "It's hard to use a lefty situationally for one hitter because I may need to use him for two innings. That's what it boils down to. It's easy to manage a bullpen when a pitcher gives you seven or eight innings."

That didn't happen with starter , who was sent outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley after the game. He hadn't decided whether to accept the demotion or become a free agent.

"It's not really surprising at all," he said. "The last three games obviously have been below par. I've got some things to fix, so I'm going to go fix them."

O'Sullivan allowed eight hits and seven runs in 5 1-3 innings while throwing a career-high 123 pitches. He is winless in his last nine starts, going 0-4 with a 7.16 ERA since May 22.

"I told him, 'This is a bottom-line business. At this level, you've got to perform,'" Mackanin said. "He said, 'I get it. I understand. It's not a big surprise to me.' But we've got to get some length out of those starters. We're very cautious with the relief pitchers. They've been throwing so many innings. We can't keep abusing the bullpen."

With one out, gave up consecutive singles to and , who moved up on pinch-hitter 's groundout to the pitcher. Rollins followed with a single to left-center, and 's throw home pulled catcher away from the plate. He stretched in an effort to tag Ethier, but lost the ball in the process.

Rollins came home on a double by Pederson, giving the Dodgers a 10-7 lead in a game that lasted 4 hours, 13 minutes.

"To me, those are the kinds of games why people don't want to come to the game," Dodgers manager said.

Rollins finished 2 for 4 while facing the Phillies for the first time since requesting a trade last December.

Gomez (0-2) allowed three runs and six hits in 1 2-3 innings. He had his career-high scoreless streak snapped at 13 2-3 innings. The runs were the first he had allowed since June 9.

(4-1) got the victory in relief, striking out the only batter he faced in the seventh. pitched the ninth for his 14th save in 15 chances.

All-Stars and each hit a first-pitch homer for the Dodgers, who blew three leads. Gonzalez hit his 16th with two outs in the first, and Grandal added a three-run shot that tied the game 6-all in the fifth.

The Dodgers went ahead 7-6 on 's RBI single that scored Rollins, who singled. Kendrick finished a home run shy of the cycle with a triple, double and two singles.

Howard hit a three-run homer that gave the Phillies a 5-3 lead in the third. had a two-run shot in the second and added a solo homer in the fourth, when the Phillies led 6-3.

They tied the game 7-all in the seventh on Galvis' sacrifice fly.

started for the Dodgers in place of , who went on the disabled list last week. Garcia lasted just two innings, giving up two runs and four hits.

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Phillies: RHP (0-2, 7.71 ERA) faces the team that drafted him. He was with the Dodgers from 2006-13, going 81-61 in 219 games, including 190 starts.

Dodgers: LHP (5-4, 3.00) will face the Phillies for the first time in his career. He is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA in his last three starts, after going 0-3 with a 3.38 ERA over his previous seven.

PHOTO: Los Angeles Dodgers' Howie Kendrick is safe at home under the tag by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Los Angeles Dodgers' Howie Kendrick is safe at home under the tag by Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz on a sacrifice fly by Justin Turner during the first inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Monday, July 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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