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L.A. Dodgers (36-21) «002003001670
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Dodgers edge Phils, Capuano now 8-2

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PHILADELPHIA -- Without slugger Matt Kemp, the Los Angeles Dodgers are a scrappy bunch that still finds ways to win.

Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night.

"Our big guy is out," Gordon said, referring to Kemp. "So we've got to make up for it. It's always fun to win, but especially when you come from behind."

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Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton hit home runs for the Phillies, who have lost a season-worst five consecutive games.

Kemp, the NL MVP runner-up last year, landed on the disabled list for the second time with a hamstring injury May 31. The major league-leading Dodgers are 4-2 since he went down again.

Capuano (8-2) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings in one of his least effective starts this season. The lefty has a 2.82 ERA and is tied for the most wins in the majors.

Three relievers combined for three scoreless innings before Kenley Jansen finished for his ninth save, including three in this series.

Jansen allowed an RBI double to Wigginton in the ninth, but struck out pinch-hitter Jim Thome looking and retired pinch-hitter Brian Schneider on a popup to leave two runners on.

"I'm a little exhausted," Jansen said. "I got through it. My stuff was just all right."

The Dodgers will try to complete a four-game sweep Thursday afternoon.

Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (2-5) allowed five runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings.

After Rollins hit a two-run shot to give the Phillies a 4-2 lead in the fifth, Kendrick quickly gave it back the next inning. He walked pinch-hitter Jerry Hairston Jr. to force in a run with two outs before exiting. Raul Valdes came in and allowed Gordon's two-run single that put the Dodgers ahead 5-4.

"I was just looking for something I could put in play," Gordon said.

The Dodgers tacked on an insurance run in the ninth when Jake Diekman walked James Loney with the bases loaded.

Wigginton drove one out to left-center leading off the fifth to tie it at 2. With two outs, Rollins connected to give the Phillies a short-lived lead.

Victorino lined his seventh home run into the left-field seats to put the Phillies up 1-0 in the second. But the Dodgers answered with two in the third.

Adam Kennedy led off with a single and Tony Gwynn Jr. tripled to deep right to tie it. Gwynn scored when first baseman John Mayberry Jr. booted Capuano's grounder for an error.

Help could be on the way for the last-place Phillies, the five-time defending NL East champions who are six games behind first-place Washington. Ryan Howard and Chase Utley played together for the first time in an extended spring training game Wednesday morning in Clearwater, Fla. The team's 3-4 hitters have missed the entire season so far.

Howard, the 2006 NL MVP, has been recovering from surgery to repair a torn left Achilles tendon. Utley, a five-time All-Star, has chronic knee problems.

Utley might have to hurry. Freddy Galvis, who has filled in nicely at second base, left the game during an at-bat in the fifth after injuring his lower back on a swing. The rookie will be placed on the disabled list Thursday, the latest injury for the depleted Phillies.

"Another one of our guys going down, what more can I say?" manager Charlie Manuel said. "It's kind of bad right now, but we have to show up and try to win a game. Nobody is going to feel sorry for us."

Notes

  • Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hall of Fame skipper Tommy Lasorda is expected to leave a New York hospital on Thursday after suffering a mild heart attack Monday night. "He said to tell everybody hello," Mattingly said.
  • Howard was 2 for 4 with two walks in the spring training game. He didn't play the field or run the bases. Utley was 2 for 5 with a double, home run and a walk.
  • Phillies 3B Placido Polanco was out of the lineup after cutting his finger on a tag play Tuesday night.
  • A crowd of 44,216 was the 250th consecutive sellout at Citizens Bank Park, including postseason games.
  • Dodgers RF Andre Ethier is hitless in his last 16 at-bats.
  • Cole Hamels (8-2, 2.81 ERA) will face Aaron Harang (4-3, 3.90) when the teams wrap up the series Thursday. Hamels is 3-0 with a 1.18 ERA in five career starts vs. Los Angeles. Harang is 3-2 with a 5.29 ERA in 12 games against the Phillies.
 
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James Loney tosses his bat aside after drawing a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning. (US Presswire)
James Loney tosses his bat aside after drawing a bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game
Philadelphia

T. Wigginton
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Los Angeles

J. Loney
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dee Gordon, SS4012000 .230
Elian Herrera, 3B3110202 .306
Bobby Abreu, LF3000131 .291
    Scott Elbert, P0000000 .000
    Josh Lindblom, P0000000 .000
   a- Juan Rivera, PH1000010 .231
    Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
Andre Ethier, RF5000025 .302
A.J. Ellis, C4110103 .307
James Loney, 1B4121100 .253
Adam Kennedy, 2B3110012 .233
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
    Alex Castellanos, LF2000014 .167
Tony Gwynn Jr., CF3211121 .271
Chris Capuano, P2000010 .105
   b- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH-2B1001111 .352
Totals35675712  
a-struck out (passed ball) for Lindblom in the 9th
b-walked for Capuano in the 6th
Batting
2B - Elian Herrera (6, Diekman), James Loney (13, Kendrick)
3B - Tony Gwynn Jr. (3, Kendrick)
RBI - Dee Gordon 2 (13), James Loney (17), Tony Gwynn Jr. (15), Jerry Hairston Jr. (8)
2-OUT RBI - Dee Gordon 2 (6), James Loney (6), Jerry Hairston Jr. (2)
CS - Elian Herrera (1, 2nd base by Kendrick/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Gordon-Loney
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Capuano (W,8-2) 5444153 2.82
Todd Coffey (H,1) 1.1100010 6.35
Scott Elbert (H,6) 0.2000000 3.31
Josh Lindblom (H,13) 1100010 2.51
Kenley Jansen (S,9) 1111110 2.20
HBP - Ruiz (by Kenley Jansen)
WP - Kenley Jansen (3)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 92-63, Todd Coffey 19-13, Scott Elbert 7-4, Josh Lindblom 12-8, Kenley Jansen 32-19
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 5-5, Todd Coffey 2-1, Josh Lindblom 1-0
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 20, Todd Coffey 5, Scott Elbert 2, Josh Lindblom 3, Kenley Jansen 6
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS4112020 .247
Juan Pierre, LF4010000 .329
Hunter Pence, RF4000021 .263
Carlos Ruiz, C3110000 .358
Shane Victorino, CF4111002 .248
Ty Wigginton, 3B4132000 .271
John Mayberry Jr., 1B3000011 .231
   a- Jim Thome, PH1000011 .105
Freddy Galvis, 2B1000010 .226
   b- Mike Fontenot, PH-2B1100201 .360
Kyle Kendrick, P1000010 .083
    Raul Valdes, P0000000 .000
   c- Hector Luna, PH1000001 .300
    Antonio Bastardo, P0000000 .000
    Jacob Diekman, P0000000 .000
    Michael Schwimer, P0000000 .000
   d- Brian Schneider, PH1000002 .271
Totals3257528  
a-struck out for Mayberry in the 9th
b-walked for Galvis in the 5th
c-flied out for Valdes in the 7th
d-popped out for Schwimer in the 9th
Batting
2B - Ty Wigginton (6, Jansen)
HR - Jimmy Rollins (3, Capuano), Shane Victorino (7, Capuano), Ty Wigginton (6, Capuano)
SH - Kyle Kendrick (3)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (15), Shane Victorino (28), Ty Wigginton 2 (26)
2-OUT RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (7)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
PB - Carlos Ruiz (3)
E - John Mayberry Jr. (1, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kyle Kendrick (L,2-5) 5.2455560 4.44
Raul Valdes (BS,1) 1.1100010 2.25
Antonio Bastardo 1100030 2.45
Jacob Diekman 0.2110220 4.15
Michael Schwimer 0.1000000 6.75
IBB - Gwynn by Kyle Kendrick
HBP - Gordon (by Kyle Kendrick)
WP - Antonio Bastardo (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 112-65, Raul Valdes 15-10, Antonio Bastardo 21-14, Jacob Diekman 26-13, Michael Schwimer 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 6-5, Jacob Diekman 1-0, Michael Schwimer 1-0
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 27, Raul Valdes 5, Antonio Bastardo 4, Jacob Diekman 6, Michael Schwimer 1
Game Information
Attendance - 44216
Game Time - 3:37
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - D.J. Reyburn, Third Base - Jim Wolf