Aaron Nola threw the curveball for eight of his nine strikeouts and allowed two runs in six innings.
With a young corps taking hold, the outcome of a game at Citizens Bank Park next season will outweigh what happened in Allentown or Reading that night.
Rhys Hoskins and Nick Williams had big hits, but L.A. avoided a sweep.
Aaron Altherr had four RBIs in his last two plate appearances to give the Phillies their third straight win against the best team in baseball.
Chase Utley and the Dodgers could clinch the National League West at Citizens Bank Park.
Maikel Franco went 3 for 4 on Sunday and drove in two runs in a 6-3 loss to Oakland. It was Franco's fifth multi-hit game since returning to the lineup on Sept. 8.
Wendle ripped a first-pitch slider from Edubray Ramos, almost bending down on one knee as he golfed it to right field.
Jorge Alfaro homered in the sixth for the third time in his last six games.
Sunday will be Henderson Alvarez's first major-league game since May 22, 2015. His once promising career was threatened by shoulder operations.
They failed to crack Oakland starter Daniel Mengden, who matched his old-time mustache with an even old-time windup.
The Phillies may cost themselves the top pick in the draft next season, but it would be a happy exchange to know they have an inspiring lineup for 2018.
After being called up a bit earlier than expected due to Andrew Knapp going on the DL, Alfaro has to finish his development in the majors.
It was another day and another titanic home run by Hoskins. The homer traveled 369 feet and seemed to hang over Citizens Bank Park for an eternity.
"They're going to get a few top-round picks, and they're going to be like the Houston Astros pretty soon," the pitcher says.
The deal came just five days after Nicasio was claimed off waivers.
The Phillies played without Hoskins and their "other" rookie helped pick them up in a 3-1 win over the Marlins.
Rhys Hoskins tested his sore hand in the Marlins Park batting cage on Sunday morning but felt enough discomfort that Phillies manager Pete Mackanin left Hoskins out of the lineup for the first time since he reached the majors.
Aaron Nola gave up six runs and 10 hits over five innings, and Rhys Hoskins left early after getting hit in the hand in a 10-9 loss to the Marlins.
Pitcher Jerad Eickhoff's season is over because of nerve irritation, but the Phillies are not "overly concerned."
The Phillies promoted Florimon in mid-August and he will finish the season with his longest stint in the majors since 2013. Florimon is making the most of his chance.
Matt Breen covers the Phillies and other sports.