Chris Capuano, and Carlos Marmol did their best to bury the Dodgers with a five-run deficit by the seventh inning, but the streaking Dodgers came back for their fifth straight win out of the All Star Break in Tuesday's 10-9 victory.
Capuano pitched two no-hit innings before giving up two runs in the third, two runs in the fourth, and one in the fifth. He was taken out at 4.1 innings after giving up seven hits for five runs including home runs to Mark DeRosa and Jose Bautista.
If this is Capuano's last start as a Dodger, it means that in three of his last four outings he lasted less than five innings with a combined 24 hits, 15 runs, three homers and just nine strikeouts in those starts.
Carlos Marmol made his Dodger debut on Tuesday, but that did not go over too well. In just 1.2 inning he gave up four hits and a walk for three runs.
Between Marmol and Capuano the Dodgers faced an uphill battle, down 8-3 as far as the seventh inning, but they did not back down. With one out Yasiel Puig flashed his speed for an infield single that started a rally to score three runs, culminating with a Mark Ellis two-RBI single.
Down by two runs with one out, Tim Federowicz and Nick Punto ended the inning with bases loaded.
In the eighth Carl Crawford led off with a single, and Yasiel Puig followed with a walk. Adrian Gonzalez then crushed a huge shot to center field for three runs,
giving the Dodgers a one run lead.
Andre Ethier provided the insurance on a line drive that barely made it over the right field wall. That run proved to be the difference maker as Kenley Jansen gave up one run in the ninth, but still managed to get the save with a 10-9 victory.
They racked up 13 hits, every starter besides Punto got a hit, five had multiple hits, and three players, Gonzalez, M. Ellis, and Ethier had three RBI.
It was a huge win proving the resiliency of the team and the explosive run-scoring ability they have. They have now won five straight games coming out of the All Star Break, and have scored 33 runs in their last three games.
The series finale with the Blue Jays is Wednesday with Ricky Nolasco facing Esmil Rogers as the Dodgers look for a second straight sweep.
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