Dee Gordon, Rubby De La Rosa Lead Dodgers To Win Over Phillies In Their First MLB Start

De La Rosa and Gordon are two of six rookies on the active roster for the Dodgers.

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Dee Gordon, Rubby De La Rosa Highlight Dodgers 6-2 Win Over Phillies

Dee Gordon had three hits, and Rubby De La Rosa allowed just one run in five innings, as the young Dodgers beat the Phillies 6-2 in the second game of a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. It was the first major league start for both Gordon and De La Rosa, and the rookies managed to even overshadow the Dodgers' MVP. Matt Kemp homered and drove in two runs, and now leads the National League in home runs and runs batted in.

At first, it didn't look like De La Rosa would last very long, as he walked five in two innings, throwing 28 balls and just 19 strikes. Still, the Phillies were only able to score one run, and then De La Rosa settled down and was able to get through five innings without any further damage. The Dodgers bullpen retired 12 of 14 batters to secure the win.

Gordon had singles in each of his first three at-bats, and also stole a base and scored a run. He was the first Dodger since Jose Offerman in 1990 to have three hits and a stolen base in his first major league start. Gordon scored one of three Dodger runs in a third-inning rally that gave De La Rosa and the Dodgers the lead for good.

Kemp's home run came in the eighth inning, his fourth home run in his last four games. On the season, Kemp is hitting .320/.401/.596 and leads the NL with 50 RBI. His 17 home runs are tied with Jay Bruce for the National League lead. The Dodgers look for their fourth straight series win on Wednesday night, with Hiroki Kuroda facing Cole Hamels.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Phillies Starting Lineups: Rubby De La Rosa, Dee Gordon Make First Major League Starts

The Dodgers look to get back into the win column Tuesday night battling the Phillies in the second game of a three-game series. Rubby De La Rosa makes his first major league start for the Dodgers, while Roy Oswalt starts for the Phillies. In addition to De La Rosa, the Dodgers are also starting shortstop Dee Gordon in his first major league start. Here are tonight's starting lineups:

Dodgers (28-33)

Gordon SS
Blake 3B
Ethier RF
Kemp CF
Uribe 2B
Loney 1B
Navarro C
Sands LF
De La Rosa P

Gordon is the first Dodger to bat leadoff in his first major league start since Jose Offerman on August 19, 1990. Offerman hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, off Dennis Martinez, but don't expect much power from the 150-pound Gordon.

Phillies (36-24)

Victorino CF
Polanco 3B
Utley 2B
Howard 1B
Ibanez LF
Ruiz C
Brown RF
Valdez SS
Oswalt P

Tonight's 4:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL and MLB Network. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Vs. Phillies: Rubby De La Rosa, Dee Gordon Set For Starting Debuts For L.A.

Youth will be served for the Dodgers on Tuesday, as they battle the Phillies in the second game of a three-game set at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Rubby De La Rosa, the Dodgers' 2010 minor league player of the year, will make his first major league start, while Dee Gordon figures to make his first-ever start at shortstop, one day after Gordon was promoted from Triple A. Roy Oswalt gets the start for the Phillies.

De La Rosa, primarily a starter in the minors, was promoted from Double A on May 23, and has pitched in three games out of the bullpen with the Dodgers. In five innings, De La Rosa has allowed one run and four baserunners, while striking out five. He was 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA in eight starts with Double A Chattanooga, with 19 walks and 52 strikeouts in 40 innings. His pitch count might be limited on Tuesday, as his final start in Double A was a scheduled short stint, a two-inning outing that the Dodgers have done in recent seasons with their top pitching prospects. De La Rosa hasn't pitched a full start since May 15.

Gordon made his MLB debut Monday night, scoring as a pinch runner in the ninth inning. The 23-year old hit .315/.361/.370 with 34 runs scored in 50 games in Triple A in the offensive heaven of the Pacific Coast League. Gordon stole 22 bases in 25 attempts with Albuqerque. The Dodgers are 3-13 in Philadelphia since the beginning of 2008, including the playoffs.

Tonight's 4:05 p.m. PDT game will be televised by KCAL and MLB Network. For more news and information on the Dodgers, or on tonight's game, be sure to read the SB Nation blog True Blue LA.

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