MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 6, Philadelphia 5

June 6, 2012 at 11:20 PM

PHILADELPHIA, June 6 (UPI) -- Dee Gordon put Los Angeles in front for good with a two-run single in the sixth Wednesday and the Dodgers held on late to defeat Philadelphia 6-5.

The Phillies scored a run in the bottom of the ninth and had two runners on before Kenley Jansen finally recorded the final out of the contest.

Los Angeles won its third in a row and the Phillies have suffered five straight setbacks.

Philadelphia held a 4-2 lead heading into the sixth, but A.J. Ellis reached with a one-out single and moved to third on a double by James Loney off Kyle Kendrick (2-5).

Tony Gwynn was issued a two-out intentional walk to load the bases, but that move backfired when Jerry Hairston also walked to force in a run and Gordon followed with his two-RBI base hit.

A bases-loaded walk to Loney in the ninth gave the Dodgers a two-run lead, which they needed to fight off the Phillies in the bottom half of the inning.

Jansen hit a batter, threw a wild pitch and gave up an RBI double to Ty Wigginton that brought the Phillies within one. Philadelphia had runners on first and second when Jansen got Brian Schneider on a popup to end the game.

It was Jansen's ninth save and he preserved the win for Chris Capuano (8-2), who allowed four runs on four hits in five innings.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Seattle Seahawks hold off Detroit Lions for controversial win
Oakland Athletics promote Billy Beane, name David Forst GM
Apology saves Rory McIlroy $20K
Falcons hope to get injured RB Coleman back this week