PHILADELPHIA — Rubby De La Rosa pitched five effective innings in his first career start and Dee Gordon had three hits in his first start, helping Los Angeles to a 6-2 win over the Phillies on Tuesday night.

De La Rosa (2-0) allowed one run, constantly having to pitch out of trouble because he walked five and gave up four hits.

Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer for the Dodgers, who’ve won six of nine.

Roy Oswalt (3-4) lost his fourth straight decision. Oswalt allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings to remain winless since April 21.

The NL East-leading Phillies have lost five of six.


REDS 8, CUBS 2: Miguel Cairo hit a grand slam to help make Edinson Volquez’s return to the majors a success as Cincinnati continued its dominance of Chicago with a win at home.

Volquez (4-2), recalled earlier Tuesday from Triple-A Louisville, allowed one run and seven hits.


BRAVES 1, MARLINS 0: Tommy Hanson (7-4) pitched six innings and homestanding Atlanta won with only two hits, sending Florida to a sixth straight loss.

Florida’s Brad Hand (0-1) went six innings in his major league debut and allowed just one hit — a homer by Alex Gonzalez.


PIRATES 8, DIAMONDBACKS 5: Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double to cap a five-run eighth as Pittsburgh rallied at home.


CARDINALS 7, ASTROS 4: Jake Westbrook shook off early trouble on the mound and helped his cause with a three-run, tie-breaking double to help St. Louis at Houston.


METS 2, BREWERS 1: Jose Reyes hit a two-run triple to give visiting New York the lead in the seventh inning.

Reyes’ triple wasted a good start from Milwaukee’s Shaun Marcum, who pitched six scoreless innings.


ORIOLES 4, A’s 0: J.J. Hardy, Luke Scott and Adam Jones hit solo homers, Chris Jakubauskas pitched five shutout innings and homestanding Baltimore extended Oakland’s losing streak to a season-high eight games.


INDIANS 1, TWINS 0: Carlos Carrasco took a shutout into the ninth inning and Cleveland pushed across an unearned run to win at home.


WHITE SOX 5, MARINERS 1: Paul Konerko and Carlos Quentin homered, and Phil Humber held Seattle’s offense in check as Chicago won at home.

Konerko’s solo shot in the second inning was his fourth in six games. The homer also marked the 1,000th run of his career.


BLUE JAYS 8, ROYALS 5: Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia each hit a two-run homer to lead Toronto at Kansas City.

Lind homered off Vin Mazzaro in a three-run first inning. Jose Bautista was aboard on a single.


TIGERS 8, RANGERS 1: Austin Jackson had three of Detroit’s 20 hits and Rick Porcello won for the sixth time in seven outings to lift Detroit at Arlington, Texas.