Dodgers Split Double-Header in New York

Chris Capuano is impressive in his return from the DL

The Dodgers are on their way to San Diego for a four-game series starting Thursday, after playing two games against the Yankees on Wednesday.

They split the double-header, losing 6-4 in Game 1 and winning 6-0 in Game 2.

Hyun-Jin Ryu threw six innings, giving up five hits and two walks for three earned runs. He gave up a two-run double to Lyle Overbay and a solo homer to Ichiro Suzuki.

The Dodgers did not give Ryu any run support, but scored two runs in the seventh off A.J. Ellis’ bases-loaded sacrifice fly and Jerry Hairston’s single.

In the bottom of the inning, Ronald Belisario came in with two runners that he inherited from J.P. Howell and let both score making the score 6-2.

Yasiel Puig led off the eighth with a double and Hanley Ramirez scored him on a two-run homer. It was his first home run since returning from the Disabled List and his first RBI since June 8th.

The Dodgers had 10 hits for four runs, and left seven on base.

In Game 2, the Dodgers won 6-0 behind a strong performance from Chris Capuano. It was his first start since May 29 and he lasted 84 pitches in six scoreless innings, giving up three hits with four strikeouts.

Chris Withrow threw two shutout innings, the first shutout innings of his career, and Brandon League followed with one of his own. Neither of them gave up a hit in three innings of work.

The Dodgers bats were more productive in the second game, with 12 hits and six runs, while stranding six.

The 2-6 batters, Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez, and Andre Ethier combined to go 9-17, while 7-9 Tim Federowicz, Luis Cruz, and Mark Ellis went 0-12.

Gonzalez, Ramirez, and Ethier all had RBI hits, and Yasiel Puig hit a solo homerun.

Puig almost set a record for the most basehits through 15 games in MLB history with 27, one shy of the record 28. But, being tied with Joe DiMaggio for second all-time really says something about Puig's potential.

The Dodgers now fly to San Diego to play the Padres to start a four game series on Thursday.

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