Los Angeles (36-42) seeks its first seven-game run since taking nine straight May 9-18, 2010. Puig was the hero Thursday with a go-ahead two-run single in the seventh inning of a 6-4 victory that opened this four-game set.
Puig had been hitless in three at-bats before his clutch hit and was shaken up crashing into the right field auxiliary scoreboard while trying to track Chase Utley 's go-ahead homer in the top of the seventh. He's hitting a major league-best .427 in June, and the infectious Cuban rookie's enthusiasm has rubbed off on his teammates."He kind of reminds me of myself," Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp said of Puig. "Sometimes he plays too hard, and sometimes you have to tell him: `Man, calm down. You can't make every play.' But he's done an amazing job in his first month in the big leagues. He's gotten big hits and made big plays on defense. He's doing a lot, and I think we're just feeding off the kid."
Puig is 13 for 26 against left-handers heading into his first look at the southpaw Lannan, who is 4-0 with a 3.95 ERA in his last five starts against the Dodgers.
Lannan (0-2, 5.84 ERA) will make his third start since missing two months with a strained left quadriceps tendon. He lasted five innings in his first one and five-plus Sunday as he surrendered six runs in an 8-0 loss to the Mets.
Hanley Ramirez is 10 for 23 with a homer and three doubles against Lannan, and will likely return to the lineup after not starting Thursday. Ramirez was intentionally walked as a pinch-hitter, and his nine-game hitting streak in which he is batting .485 remains intact.
Dodgers starter Chris Capuano (2-4, 4.09) will take the mound for the third time since missing three weeks with a strained triceps muscle.
The left-hander has thrown 11 scoreless innings since coming back, lasting five on three days' rest Sunday as he did not get a decision in a 3-1 victory at San Diego.
Capuano is 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA in six starts against Philadelphia (38-42), and he has limited Utley to one hit in 10 at-bats.
Utley is 7 for 18 on this road trip after falling a triple short of the cycle during a three-hit effort Thursday in front of College World Series champion UCLA - where the second baseman also played.
Michael Young should be back in the Phillies' lineup. The third baseman was out of it Thursday after nine straight starts.
Delmon Young tied a career high with four hits Thursday as Philadelphia fell despite a 14-7 advantage in hits.
Kemp went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in his second start after missing nearly a month with a right hamstring strain. He's 3 for 15 against Lannan.
"It's a long season," Kemp said. "We've just got to keep grinding and keep playing good baseball."
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen may be unavailable Friday. He has pitched five of the previous six nights, going 4 for 4 in save chances in that stretch after recording the final three outs Thursday.
|Jerry Hairston Jr.||8||.250||2||0||1||1||0||.333||.583||.250|
|June 24, 2013||Ryan Howard||Day-to-Day||Knee|
|June 23, 2013||Michael Stutes||15-Day DL||Right biceps tendinitis|
|June 22, 2013||Jonathan Pettibone||Day-to-Day||Back|
|June 20, 2013||Mike Adams||15-Day DL||Right biceps tendinitis|
|June 16, 2013||Jeremy Horst||15-Day DL||Strained left elbow|
|June 09, 2013||Erik Kratz||15-Day DL||Left knee injury|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|June 12, 2013||Yasiel Puig||Day-to-Day||Strained shoulder|
|June 11, 2013||Scott Van Slyke||15-Day DL||Left shoulder bursitis|
|June 08, 2013||Ted Lilly||Day-to-Day||Neck discomfort|
|June 07, 2013||Hanley Ramirez||Day-to-Day||Hamstring|
|June 05, 2013||Ted Lilly||15-Day DL||Neck sprain|
|June 05, 2013||Mark Ellis||Day-to-Day||Groin injury|
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Philadelphia Phillies easily had their best offensive showing of the season, and they did it without cleanup hitter Ryan Howard in the lineup.
Delmon Young had a career-high six RBIs, helping John Lannan breeze to his first victory with Philadelphia, and the Phillies got homers from Michael Young and John Mayberry in a 16-1 rout of the Dodgers on Friday night, snapping Los Angeles' season-best, six-game winning streak.
"It was a good game from top to bottom," Delmon Young said. "We had a good first inning, we kept putting together good at-bats and Lannan kept putting up zeros. I know it had to be the highest offensive total we've had all year. It wasn't like those other games where we had a lot of hits and didn't score many runs. Tonight we actually drove everyone in."
Howard, batting .268 overall and .173 against left-handers, was given the day off by manager Charlie Manuel with lefty Chris Capuano starting for the Dodgers. And with lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu scheduled to pitch for the Dodgers on Saturday, Manuel said he would give the 2006 NL MVP another day off before putting him back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Howard is in an 0-for-16 drought that includes eight strikeouts.
"Right now he's uncomfortable and he's not seeing (lefties) good," said Manuel, who met privately with Howard and hitting coaches Wally Joyner and Steve Henderson before batting practice. "It's just a matter of him getting his swing back and getting in a good groove. So we're going to do some drills with him, do some work with his hitting and also give him some time - let him sit down and kind of clear his head and we'll where he goes. And he's fine with it."
Despite Howard's absence from the lineup, the Phillies ended up with a season-high 21 hits, including four by Michael Young .
"It was one of those odd games that doesn't happen very often," the Phillies' third baseman and leadoff hitter said. "We've been talking about trying to generate some momentum offensively as a team and producing the way we're all capable of doing. I mean, you never expect something like this, but we expect to go out and have good at-bats and play solid fundamental baseball."
Delmon Young had an RBI single in the first inning, a two-run double in the second, a run-scoring fielder's choice grounder in the sixth and a two-run single in the seventh. In Thursday night's series opening 6-4 loss, the Phillies' right fielder singled all four times up.
"About the same time every year when I get to close to 150 at-bats, everything starts clicking," he said. "I've been working in the cage all the time and in BP, so it was just a matter of time. I missed the whole first month, so I'm a month behind everybody."
The Phillies, who hadn't had more than nine runs and 16 hits in a game all season, also got a pair of run-scoring singles from Jimmy Rollins - matching his RBI total for his previous 10 games combined.
Michael Young 's leadoff homer in the fourth gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead. Lannan made it 8-0 with his RBI single in the fifth, and the Phillies extended the margin to 12-0 with a four-run sixth highlighted by Mayberry's two-run homer off Peter Moylan . They added three more in the seventh.
"I don't think it's the worst one I've been involved in," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly , who was a Yankees coach before joining Joe Torre 's staff midway through the 2008 season. "Cleveland beat us, they scored 20-something runs when I was coaching in New York. Then we came back and won the series. Then we go to their place two weeks later. They score 20-something runs and we end up winning the series."
The 15-run losing margin was the largest for the Dodgers since they moved to Los Angeles after the 1957 season.
At the end of the day it ends up being a loss, Mattingly said. "Losing a game in the ninth hurts a lot more than this."
Things got so ugly for the Dodgers, utilityman Skip Schumaker was summoned by Mattingly to pitch the ninth inning. He struck out pinch-hitter Humberto Quintero with the bases loaded on his 24th pitch after retiring his first two batters. Schumaker also threw a scoreless inning of relief on April 29 against Colorado in the Dodgers' 12-2 loss at Chavez Ravine.
"Donnie told me early on in the game that it was a possibility, so I was loose to go," Schumaker said. "You don't want to make a mockery of this game and get anybody hurt."
Lannan (1-2) gave up five hits over seven innings in his sixth start with the Phillies and third since coming off the disabled list.
Lannan also was 3 for 4 at the plate.
"It was a good night," Lannan said. "Just to have that offensive production - I mean, you know it's always there. But just to see it happen line that was great for the team."
The Dodgers' run came on a sixth-inning double by pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke, who was reinstated from the disabled list after missing 15 games because of bursitis in his left shoulder.
Capuano (2-5) yielded seven runs - five earned - and 10 hits over 3 2-3 innings in his third start off the DL, after throwing a combined 11 scoreless innings against the Yankees and Padres during the last road trip.
"The problem was that was I wasn't locating enough to get ahead," Capuano said.
NOTES: Delmon Young had as many as five RBIs in a game on two occasions, most recently on Oct. 2, 2009, against Kansas City while playing for Minnesota. ... The Phillies optioned INF Freddy Galvis to Triple-A Lehigh Valley to clear a roster spot for INF John McDonald , who was acquired in a trade with Cleveland on Thursday. ... INF Luis Cruz , who is out of minor league options, was designated for assignment by the Dodgers.