The Phillies' Aaron Altherr hit the first grand slam ever given up by Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
Chase Utley and the Dodgers could clinch the National League West at Citizens Bank Park.
Reliever Edubray Ramos surrendered a grand slam to Oakland's Joey Wendle Sunday, but the Phillies' bullpen still appears to be trending upward.
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.
The young core is exciting to watch.
They failed to crack Oakland starter Daniel Mengden, who matched his old-time mustache with an even old-time windup.
"Everybody just looks at each other," fellow rookie Jorge Alfaro says.
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.
The Phillies rookie has hit 17 home runs in 33 games, seven in nine games vs. Miami.
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.