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Major League Baseball: Yankees, Dodgers get split

Thursday, June 20, 2013
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— Hanley Ramirez capped a six-hit day with a pair of RBI singles, Yasiel Puig homered to complete a dazzling debut in New York and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Yankees, 6-0, Wednesday for a split of their day-night double-header.

The Dodgers salvaged manager Don Mattingly’s return to the Bronx after a 6-4 loss in the opener.

Chris Capuano (2-5) pitched three-hit ball for six innings in his comeback from the disabled list. The Dodgers rebounded from a sloppy loss to former teammate Hiroki Kuroda (7-5) in a matchup between injury-ravaged teams with $200 million payrolls.

In the first matchup between the teams in New York since the Dodgers clinched the 1981 World Series title with a Game 6 victory at old Yankee Stadium, Ichiro Suzuki homered, drove in three runs and made a spectacular catch on the warning track for the Yankees.

New York got help from reliever Ronald Belisario’s two errors on the same play in a three-run seventh.

The announced attendance for both games topped a total of 80,000, even though there were many empty seats.

The Dodgers started out quickly against Phil Hughes (3-6), who allowed a season-high 10 hits in six innings.

The first four batters reached on singles, with Puig bunting for a hit and Ramirez getting his fifth hit of the day — an RBI single. Adrian Gonzalez also drove in a run, but Tim Federowicz grounded into a 5-4-3 double play to end the rally.

Gonzalez doubled in the third and scored on Andre Ethier’s two-base hit after Ramirez made an out for the first time.

Ethier helped quash a Yankees rally in the fourth, throwing out Robinson Cano trying for a double with none out.

Puig homered to right field leading off the seventh to make it 6-0.

In the opener, Puig was caught trying to turn a routine single into double in the first inning — then made it work on a ball hit into only a slightly better spot in the eighth, eliciting an ovation from the very vocal Dodgers fans, who outhollered Yankees fans on many occasions.

The cheers were especially loud from all fans for Mattingly in his return — even if he was wearing the wrong shade of blue.

The Bleacher Creatures chanted “Donnie Baseball!” during each game, and fans cheered a video tribute in the opener and a live shot of Mattingly in the visitor’s dugout in the nightcap. The 1985 AL MVP tipped his cap in apprec­iation.

In the second game, Puig, the Cuban defector with 15 major league games of experience, bunted for a hit, was hit by a pitch, stole a base to help manufacture a run and hit his fifth homer.

Ramirez went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer in the eighth in the day game, and drove in Puig twice to help make Capuano’s return from a strained upper back muscle easy.

Kuroda gave up two runs and eight hits in 62⁄3 innings to outpitch South Korean rookie Hyun-Jin Ryu (6-3) in the afternoon. Ryu allowed a two-run double to Lyle Overbay and a homer to Suzuki in the sixth.

With runners on first and second in the seventh, Belisario let Vernon Wells’ meek pop in front of the mound drop for an error. Jayson Nix advanced to third on the drop, and scored when Belis­ario threw the ball into center field trying to get Cano at second base. Belisario hit Thomas Neal with a pitch, then Suzuki greeted Paco Rodriguez with a bloop two-run single to make it 6-2.

Ramirez hit a two-run homer off Preston Claiborne after Suzuki robbed Gonzalez of an extra-base hit in the eighth.

First game

LOS ANGELES NEW YORK

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Punto ss 5 0 0 0 Gardnr cf 5 0 1 0

Puig rf 5 1 2 0 J.Nix 3b 4 1 1 0

AdGnzl 1b 4 0 1 0 Cano 2b 3 1 1 0

HRmrz dh 4 2 4 2 V.Wells lf 4 1 0 0

Ethier cf 2 1 0 0 Neal dh 3 1 1 0

Uribe 3b 3 0 0 0 ISuzuki rf 4 2 3 3

Schmkr 2b 4 0 1 0 DAdms 3b 3 0 0 0

A.Ellis c 3 0 1 1 Brignc ss 0 0 0 0

Cstllns lf 2 0 0 0 Overay 1b 4 0 1 2

HrstnJr lf 2 0 1 1 CStwrt c 3 0 0 0

Totals 34 4 10 4 Totals 33 6 8 5

Los Angeles 000 000 220—4

New York 020 001 30x—6

E—Belisario 2 (2), Schumaker 2 (5). DP—New York 1. LOB—Los Angeles 7, New York 8. 2B—Puig (3), H.Ramirez (4), Overbay (15). HR—H.Ramirez (2), I.Suzuki (3). S—J.Nix, D.Adams. SF—A.Ellis.

IP H R ER BB SO

Los Angeles

Ryu L,6-3 6 5 3 3 2 4

Howell 1-3 2 2 2 0 0

Belisario 0 0 1 0 0 0

P.Rodriguez 2-3 1 0 0 0 1

Guerrier 1 0 0 0 0 0

New York

Kuroda W,7-5 6 2-3 8 2 2 1 2

Kelley H,1 1-3 0 0 0 0 1

Claiborne 1-3 2 2 2 0 0

D.Robertson H,15 2-3 0 0 0 2 0

Rivera S,25-26 1 0 0 0 0 2

Belisario pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP—by Belisario (Neal).

Umpires—Home, Andy Fletcher; First, John Tumpane; Second, Joe West; Third, Sam Holbrook.

T—3:09. A—40,604 (50,291).

Second game

LOS ANGELES NEW YORK

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Schmkr lf 5 1 2 0 Gardnr cf 4 0 0 0

Puig rf 4 3 2 1 J.Nix 3b 3 0 1 0

AdGnzl dh 5 1 3 1 Cano 2b 4 0 1 0

HRmrz ss 4 1 2 2 V.Wells dh 3 0 0 0

Ethier cf 4 0 2 1 Neal rf 3 0 0 0

HrstnJr 1b 3 0 1 1 ISuzuki lf 3 0 0 0

Fdrwcz c 4 0 0 0 DAdms 3b 2 0 0 0

L.Cruz 3b 4 0 0 0 Brignc ss 1 0 0 0

M.Ellis 2b 4 0 0 0 Overay 1b 3 0 1 0

AuRmn c 2 0 0 0

Almont ph 1 0 0 0

Totals 37 6 12 6 Totals 29 0 3 0

Los Angeles 201 020 100—6

New York 000 000 000—0

DP—New York 1. LOB—Los Angeles 6, New York 3. 2B—Ad.Gonzalez (15), Ethier (12). HR—Puig (5). SB—Puig (2). SF—Hairston Jr.

IP H R ER BB SO

Los Angeles

Capuano W,2-4 6 3 0 0 0 4

Withrow 2 0 0 0 0 0

League 1 0 0 0 0 0

New York

P.Hughes L,3-6 6 10 5 5 0 3

Warren 3 2 1 1 0 1

HBP—by League (J.Nix), by P.Hughes (Puig). WP—Warren.

Umpires—Home, Rob Drake; First, Joe West; Second, Sam Holbrook; Third, John Tumpane.

T—2:39. A—41,320 (50,291).

 
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