Phillies-Dodgers preview

LOS ANGELES -- After taking two of three from the Boston Red Sox over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers will try to keep the good times flowing when they host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game set beginning Monday.

Dodgers 19-year-old rookie Julio Urias (1-2, 4.98 ERA) will face Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin (3-4, 4.77 ERA) in the series opener.

Urias, who has gone back and forth from Triple-A Oklahoma City to Los Angeles, appeared in relief for the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing three runs in three innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies. Urias hasn't won a start since beating the Milwaukee Brewers on June 19.

He has never opposed the Phillies.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was tight-lipped when asked if Urias would be on a pitch count.

"He's going to go as long as I think he can go," Roberts said.

Eflin, who will be facing the Dodgers for the first time, is 3-2 with a 4.28 ERA in his past seven starts with 22 strikeouts and 11 walks. However, he yielded a total of 13 runs in 10 innings in his past two outings, a road loss to the Miami Marlins on July 27 and a no-decision at home against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 2.

The Phillies (52-61) won two of three in a weekend series at San Diego. In a 6-5 win over the Padres on Sunday, the Phillies turned a triple play, the first one recorded at Petco Park.

"The big play to that game was the triple play," Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin said. "We're leading by one, two on, no one out ... and just like that, we're out of the inning."

Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos opened the bottom of the seventh by issuing back-to-back walks to Derek Norris and Jose Rondon. That brought up rookie Jabari Blash.

"The option there was the bunt, but I had the swing sign," Blash said.

He swung and hit a one-hopper to Phillies third baseman Maikel Franco, who stepped on the bag to force Norris at third. Franco threw to second baseman Cesar Hernandez, who forced Rondon. Hernandez completed the play with a relay to first baseman Tommy Joseph to beat Blash to the bag.

"I tried to get down the line as quick as I could," Blash said.

Rookie Rob Segedin was the headliner in Los Angeles' 8-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Segedin had four RBIs, the first Dodger to ever do so in his major league debut.

Justin Turner, Adrian Gonzalez and Enrique Hernandez hit home runs for the Dodgers, who closed within a game of the National League West-leading Giants. Gonzalez collected his 300th career homer.

"It's pretty cool to take a step back and enjoy it for a few hours and go back at it again tomorrow," said Gonzalez, who became the seventh active player to reach 300 home runs and 400 doubles. Alex Rodriguez, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Beltran, Albert Pujols, David Ortiz and Miguel Cabrera are the others.

The Dodgers (62-49) will remain without Rich Hill through the Phillies series. The left-hander was bumped from starting Sunday because of another blister developing on his left middle finger. He is now scheduled to start Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Hill, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of the first blister, has yet to make his initial start with the Dodgers since being obtained in a trade with the Oakland A's on Aug. 1.