The Los Angeles Dodgers started off Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies with a bang, but unfortunately, they couldn't sustain that momentum. Philadelphia managed to come back after trailing 2-0 early to win the game 4-3 at their home stadium. Aaron Altherr provided the four runs for his team to capture a dramatic win. Here's the latest Dodgers vs. Phillies game recap, including top performers, winning pitchers, stats, a standings update, and what's next on the schedule for each team.

MLB game recap

Tonight's game had a bit of everything in it and the runs all came from home runs. In the top of the first inning, the Los Angeles Dodgers got off to a hot start.

Center fielder Chris Taylor and third baseman Justin Turner each hit home runs. Taylor's was an inside the park homer for his 20th of the season, with Turner following that up with his 21st of the season, as he hit one to left off starting pitcher Nick Pivetta. That made it a 2-0 start for the Dodgers.

L.A. starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw seemed to have the game in hand for his team after the early run support. Kershaw worked into the sixth inning, striking out six batters. However, his pitch to Aaron Altherr in the sixth inning ended up being a home run with three men on base. That grand slam home run was Altherr's 17th for the season and put the Philadelphia Phillies up 4-2.

In the top of the ninth, the L.A. Dodgers attempted to stage a late rally.

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Curtis Granderson got things started with a solo shot to right to make it just a one-run game. However, pitcher Hector Neris went on to strike out the next three batters he faced, earning his 22nd save of the season.

The win went to Pivetta, who is now 6-10 for the Phillies this MLB season. Kershaw picked up the loss and dropped to 17-4 for his latest campaign.

Standings & what's next

Tonight's loss doesn't hurt the Los Angeles Dodgers all that much. The team is 96-54 overall and 44-31 on the road. The team has already clinched a playoff berth and leads the National League West by nine games over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers have another matchup with the Phillies on Tuesday beginning at 7:05 p.m. Eastern Time. Yu Darvish will get the starting pitcher nod.

The Philadelphia Phillies are now 59-91 for the season with a 33-39 mark at home. The Phillies continue to sit at the bottom of the NL East and are 31.5 games back from the division-leading Washington Nationals. On Tuesday they host the Dodgers for another game. Philadelphia will send Aaron Nola to the mound for the start.