PHILADELPHIA – Dee Gordon hit a go-ahead single to back Chris Capuano and the Los Angeles Dodgers held on to beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Wednesday night.

Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino and Ty Wigginton homered for the Phillies, who have lost a season-worst five straight games.

Capuano (8-2) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings in one of his least effective starts this season. He has a 2.82 ERA and is tied for the most wins in the majors.

BREWERS 8, CUBS 0: Zack Greinke had a season-high 12 strikeouts and Milwaukee rediscovered its offense, beating visiting Chicago.

Greinke (7-2) extended his home winning streak to 15 straight decisions at Miller Park.

NATIONALS 5, METS 3: Edwin Jackson pitched seven effective innings, Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer and Washington beat visiting New York.

CARDINALS 4, ASTROS 3: Allen Craig and Daniel Descalso homered to back Adam Wainwright as St. Louis won at Houston.

REDS 5, PIRATES 4: Johnny Cueto allowed six hits over 72/3 innings, and Ryan Ludwick drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, leading Cincinnati at home.

GIANTS 6, PADRES 5: Gregor Blanco homered and scored twice as San Francisco won at San Diego.

BRAVES 2, MARLINS 1: Randall Delgado pitched 61/3 innings and contributed his first RBI of the year, and three relievers completed a two-hitter to help Atlanta win at Miami.


YANKEES 4, RAYS 1: Ivan Nova took a two-hitter into the ninth inning, Mark Teixiera and Robinson Cano homered and New York beat visiting Tampa Bay for the second straight night.

Nick Swisher and Eric Chavez had RBI doubles in the eighth inning to help the Yankees win for the 10th time in 13 games.

TWINS 4, ROYALS 2: Nick Blackburn shook off a slow start and pitched five effective innings, helping Minnesota win at Kansas City, Mo.

BLUE JAYS 4, WHITE SOX 0: Brandon Morrow pitched a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, and Jose Bautista and Rajai Davis homered in Toronto’s win at Chicago. 

INDIANS 9, TIGERS 6: Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer after a Detroit error kept a first-inning rally going, and Johnny Damon added a two-run single and an impressive catch in left field to help Cleveland win at Detroit.


YANKEES: Closer Mariano Rivera said the blood clot in his right calf has cleared up and he will have surgery on his injured knee Tuesday.

TIGERS: Detroit put catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.

Detroit purchased the contract of catcher Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo and designated catcher Omir Santos for assignment.

WHITE SOX: First baseman Paul Konerko was sidelined for a second straight game after having a procedure to flush a bone chip out of a joint in his left wrist.

CUBS: Chicago selected UMaine pitcher Stephen Perakslis of Abington, Mass., in the 21st round (644th overall) of the draft.