PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Shane Victorino drove in the first run of the game with his seventh home run of the season Wednesday, but Philadelphia fell 6-5 to the Los Angeles Dodgers as the Phillies lost their season-worst fifth straight.
Victorino lined a shot into the left-field seats off Dodgers starter Chris Capuano with one out in the second inning to give the Phillies an early 1-0 lead. The outfielder from Wailuku finished 1-for-4.
Jimmy Rollins and Ty Wigginton also homered for the Phillies.
The Phillies’ Shane Victorino is congratulated by Ty Wigginton after hitting a solo home run in the second inning of Philadelphia’s 6-5 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday.
Capuano (8-2) gave up four runs and four hits in five innings in one of his least effective starts this season. The lefty has a 2.82 ERA and is tied for the most wins in the majors.
Three relievers combined for three scoreless innings before Kenley Jansen finished for his ninth save, including three in this series.
Jansen allowed an RBI double to Wigginton in the ninth, but struck out pinch hitter Jim Thome looking and retired pinch hitter Brian Schneider on a popup to leave two runners on.
"I'm a little exhausted," Jansen said. "I got through it. My stuff was just all right."
The major league-leading Dodgers will try to complete a four-game sweep today.
Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick (2-5) allowed five runs and four hits in 5 2/3 innings.
After Rollins hit a two-run shot to give the Phillies a 4-2 lead in the fifth, Kendrick quickly gave it back the next inning. He walked pinch hitter Jerry Hairston Jr. to force in a run with two outs before exiting. Raul Valdes came in and allowed Dee Gordon's two-run single that put the Dodgers ahead 5-4.
"I was just looking for something I could put in play," Gordon said.
The Dodgers tacked on an insurance run in the ninth when Jake Diekman walked James Loney with the bases loaded.
The Phillies, who have played all season without Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, lost another player Wednesday. Freddy Galvis, who has filled in nicely at second base for Utley, left the game during an at-bat in the fifth after injuring his lower back on a swing. The rookie will be placed on the disabled list today.
"Another one of our guys going down, what more can I say?" manager Charlie Manuel said. "It's kind of bad right now, but we have to show up and try to win a game. Nobody is going to feel sorry for us."