LA Dodgers 5, Houston 1

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 27, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Everitt, First Base - Paul Schrieber, Second Base - Tim Welke, Third Base - Lazaro Diaz,
Attendance - 33306

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
LA Dodgers 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 12 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 22-25 16-10 6-15 L2
LA Dodgers 32-15 21-5 11-10 W2

Recap

Dodgers 5, Astros 1: Chris Capuano pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Jerry Hairston went 5-for-5 and  Tony Gwynn delivered a pair of RBI singles to lift Los Angeles to its 12th win in 16 games. The Dodgers own the best record in the majors at 32-15.

Los Angeles took the last two games of the series and has not lost a series since dropping two of three to the Cubs from May 4-6 at Wrigley Field.

Capuano (7-1) posted his eighth consecutive quality start to improve to 5-0 at home. The left-hander struck out eight and walked two.

The Astros scored their only run in the first, when Jose Altuve led off with a triple and scored on Jed Lowrie's RBI groundout. Houston managed only one more hit — Lowrie's single in the sixth.

Gwynn tied it 1-1 with an RBI single in the second and added another in the two-run eighth. Hairston capped his first career five-hit game with an RBI single in the eighth.

Backup catcher Matt Treanor hit his second home run of the season, a solo shot in the fourth to give the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.

Astros starter J.A. Happ (4-4) took the loss despite matching a career high with 10 strikeouts and posting his third consecutive quality start. He allowed three runs (two earned) on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Capuano has allowed two or fewer runs in eight of his 10 starts and has not allowed more than six hits in any of them. He improved to 7-4 against Houston. … Gwynn is 12-for-23 (.522) with runners in scoring position, including 2-for-2 Sunday. … Dodgers 2B Elian Herrera went 1-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to nine games. Teammate Andre Ethier went 0-for-5 to snap his streak at six games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   LA Dodgers
J.A. Happ Player Chris Capuano
Loss W/L Win
6.1 IP 7.0
10 Strikeouts 8
9 Hits 2
2.84 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Houston   LA Dodgers
Jose Altuve Player Jerry Hairston Jr.
1 Hits 5
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 6
.250 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 2 0 4 .071 4 10 1 2 0 2
LA Dodgers 12 1 16 .353 26 11 5 5 4 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .677 after a win and .688 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .458 after a loss.