The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for three runs in the sixth inning and held on for a 6-5 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Dee Gordon hit a two-run single to gave the Dodgers the lead in what would eventually become their third straight one-run win over the Phillies.
Gordon's single made a win out of Chris Capuano, who gave up three home runs and four runs in his five innings of work. Despite the short start, Capuano did strikeout five and only allowed five men to reach base, with five strikeouts.
The Dodgers added an insurance run in the top of the ninth on a bases loaded walk by James Loney, who was 2-for-4 in his return to the starting lineup.
The run was needed as Kenley Jansen struggled in his third straight day of work. It was the first time this season that Jansen pitched for three straight days, and the second time in his a career. Jansen allowed a run on a hit, a walk, and a hit-by-pitch, but was able to induce a popup by Brian Schneider to end the game and preserve the win.
The Dodgers send Aaron Harang to the mound on Thursday morning as they go for the four-game sweep, which would be the first for the Dodgers in Philadelphia.
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