Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Chris Capuano stymied the New York Yankees in his
return from the disabled list, firing six scoreless innings to lead the Los
Angeles Dodgers to a 6-0 victory and a split of a day-night doubleheader that
marked the first-ever regular-season meetings between the teams at Yankee
Capuano (2-4), sidelined since May 29 with a strained left shoulder, helped
Los Angeles bounce back from a 6-4 setback in the opener by limiting the
Yankees to three singles. The veteran received ample support from his
teammates as well, with each of the first five Dodger hitters collecting at
least two hits in the club's first triumph in the Bronx since Game 6 of the
1981 World Series.
The win was also a special one for Dodgers skipper Don Mattingly, who spent
his entire 14-year playing career with the Yankees and had his No. 23 jersey
retired by the team in 1997. The popular former first baseman and bench coach
was visiting Yankee Stadium as an opponent for the first time in his career.
Yasiel Puig led Los Angeles' offensive charge by going 2-for-4 with a homer
and three runs scored, while Hanley Ramirez added two hits and a pair of RBI
and Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a run-scoring single.
The Dodgers pounded out 12 total hits in the nightcap, 10 of which were
surrendered by Phil Hughes (3-6) as the righty was rocked for five runs in six
New York took the opener behind a 3-for-4, three-RBI performance from Ichiro
Suzuki that included a home run, but mustered a mere four baserunners in game
two to lose for the sixth time in eight games.
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