The Los Angeles Dodgers were set to take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in a two-game series, but the series turned into a doubleheader due to rain. The Dodgers lost the early game, 6-4, but were led by Chris Capuano in the nightcap.
Capuano came off the disabled list and gave the Dodgers six shutout innings to help them earn the victory. The left-hander lost his spot in the rotation to start the season but returned with the injuries to Chad Billingsley and Josh Beckett. He went six innings, gave up just three hits and struck out four to get his second win of the season.
The Dodger offense broke out with 12 hits and six runs, mostly off Yankees’ starter Phil Hughes. Adrian Gonzalez had three hits and drove in a run, Hanley Ramirez added two hits and two RBI and rookie Yasiel Puig also had two hits, one of which was a home run. Puig also scored three times to lead the Dodgers in that category.
The offense had been struggling of late and the Dodgers were 11 games under .500 after the early game. The middle of the order came through for the team and led them to a split. Skip Schumaker found himself in the leadoff spot and recorded two hits as well. Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston, Jr. tallied the other three hits to make the dozen.
Right-handers Chris Withrow and Brandon League finished the game for the Dodgers to secure the victory. The two did not allow a hit in the final three innings and preserved the shutout.
With the win, the Dodgers improved to 30-40 and were working to turn their season around. They were playing without Carl Crawford and Matt Kemp who were both on the disabled list at the time. The Dodgers were moving on to San Diego to take on the Padres.
Here are highlights of Puig starring at Yankee Stadium in Game 2: