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Dee Gordon’s hit leads LA Dodgers over Phillies 6-5



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

Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton homered for the Phillies, who have lost a season-worst five straight games.

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.

Kyle Kendrick (2-5) gave up five runs and five walks in 5-2/3 innings.


In Miami, Randall Delgado pitched into the seventh inning and contributed his first RBI of the season before three relievers completed a two-hitter to help Atlanta beat Miami.

Brian McCann had three of the Braves’ six hits and scored a run.

Delgado (4-5) allowed one run and had a career-high seven strikeouts. He won for the second time in his past nine starts. Braves relievers retired all eight batters they faced. Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 17th save in 18 chances.

In the first two games of the series, the Braves have allowed one run and seven hits. They have won five of their past six games.

Josh Johnson (3-4) lost for the first time in four decisions, even though he went a season-high 7-2/3 innings and allowed two runs.

In other NL action, it was:

‧ Reds 5, Pirates 4

‧ Nationals 5, Mets 3

‧ Giants 6, Padres 5

‧ Cardinals 4, Astros 3

‧ Brewers 8, Cubs 0

‧ Diamondbacks 6, Rockies



Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going and Johnny Damon added a two-run single to help the Cleveland Indians to a 9-6 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday night.

Casey Kotchman hit a two-run shot for the Indians, who improved to 5-0 against Detroit this season. Miguel Cabrera and Don Kelly hit solo homers for the Tigers.

Jeanmar Gomez (4-4) allowed six runs and seven hits in five innings for Cleveland. Four relievers held Detroit to one hit the rest of the way, with Chris Perez pitching the ninth for his 19th save in 20 chances.

Max Scherzer (5-4) allowed five earned runs in 4-1/3 innings — and three unearned runs in the first.

Detroit right fielder Brennan Boesch dropped a fly ball with two outs in the first and Brantley hit a drive to right on the next pitch.


In Anaheim, Calfornia, Ichiro Suzuki homered and scored three times for Seattle, while Kyle Seager drove in four runs.

Michael Saunders added three hits to complete an impressive road trip. Saunders went 19-for-39 (.487) during Seattle’s nine-game jaunt to Texas, Chicago and Anaheim, including five games with at least three hits. He had two homers and five RBIs while raising his batting average from .224 to .277.

Shawn Kelley (1-2) won in relief of Hector Noesi, but it was Stephen Pryor who got the big outs. Pryor stifled potential Angels rallies in the sixth and seventh innings with double-play balls.

Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a scoreless ninth for his second save.

In other AL action, it was:

‧ Athletics 2, Rangers 0

‧ Yankees 4, Rays 1

‧ Blue jays 4, White Sox 0

‧ Twins 4, Royals 2

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