Bryce Harper left with a back issue
Not only did the Phillies drop their second straight game at Dodger Stadium on Tuesday night, but the club also saw Bryce Harper and Jean Segura leave the contest early with injuries. 
Harper left in the fourth inning with tightness in his lower back, while Segura exited with a groin issue in the ninth. It's unclear how much time both will miss. 
“It's tough,” Phillies manager Joe Girardi said following the 5-3 loss. “We need some guys to step up tomorrow. I'm not sure exactly what this means. But we're going to need some guys to step up tomorrow.” 
Harper's injury is particularly concerning as he's been battling back issues since the final month of last season. It impacted him so much that he changed his offseason hitting program and eased into Spring Training. 
Girardi is optimistic Harper can be back on the field when the Phillies open a weekend series on Friday in San Francisco. 
“It is the feeling that I get,” Girardi said. “I mean, I think he'll be a player for us on Friday. I can't tell you about tomorrow.” 
As for Segura, Girardi seems less optimistic. “I’m not so confident that’s day to day,” Girardi said. Segura raced down the first-base line trying to reach base on an error in the ninth and pulled up awkwardly after beating the throw. 
The Phillies already are without shortstop Didi Gregorius who is dealing with inflammation in his elbow. 
“Guys have to step up,” Hoskins said. “The rest of the lineup, right? That’s what we did the last couple of weeks. That’s what we’ll have to do now, and if it happens again, that’s what we’ll have to do. Guys will have to step up and keep this thing afloat while guys get healthy.” 
Zach Eflin surrendered three runs on seven hits over five innings in the loss. 
The Dodgers carried a two-run lead into the fifth before Odubel Herrera hit an 0-2 single to left scoring Alec Bohm and Luke Williams to even the contest at 3-3. Mookie Betts played the role of spoiler though, launching a solo shot off Ranger Suarez in the seventh to break the tie while adding an RBI-single in the eighth for an insurance run. 
The Phillies turn to Zack Wheeler to salvage the series finale. He tossed eight shutout innings and whiffed 12 in his last start. The Dodgers counter with Clayton Kershaw.

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