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Matt Treanor, Chris Capuano Team Up To Top Astros

Matt Treanor and Chris Capuano have formed quite a tandem of late.
Matt Treanor and Chris Capuano have formed quite a tandem of late.

The dynamic duo of Chris Capuano and Matt Treanor wreaked havoc on the Houston Astros on Sunday, lifting the Dodgers to a 5-1 win in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.

Capuano pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on two hits and two walks, while striking out eight. Treanor went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a home run, his second in as many starts. The A-Team of Capuano and Treanor have hooked six straight times, and have produced these results:

  • Capuano: 40 innings, seven runs (six earned), 10 walks, 38 strikeouts, 1.35 ERA
  • Treanor: 8-for-19 (.421) in a six-game hitting streak, two home runs, five runs, four RBI, two walks

Capuano allowed a triple to Jose Altuve to lead off the game, then proceeded to retire 17 of his next 18 batters faced. Capuano allowed only a hit and two walks the rest of the way, and now shares the National League lead with seven wins.

Capuano has pitched eight consecutive quality starts, and has allowed five runs in five starts this season at Dodger Stadium, where the Dodgers are now 21-5.

Jerry Hairston Jr. batted third for the first time in his major league career on Sunday, and played the part well, going 5-for-5 with a double, the first five-hit game of his career. Hairston scored the Dodgers' third run in a seventh inning rally, and is now 7-for-9 in three games since returning from the disabled list.

Dee Gordon went 2-for-2 with a walk, extending his hitting streak to five games, and stole two bases, his first stolen bases in 22 days and his first stolen base attempts in 20 days. He scored the Dodgers' fourth run on a single in the eighth inning by Tony Gwynn Jr., his second RBI single of the day.

Gwynn, who also stole two bases on the day, is 12-for-25 (.480) with runners in scoring position this season. He scored the Dodgers' fifth run of the day on Hairston's fifth hit.

The Dodgers as a team stole three bases and were caught six times in their previous 20 games. Today, they had four steals.

Here is Exhibit Z in just how crazy this season has been for the Dodgers. On Friday night, they lost to Lucas Harrell, against whom they had no swings and misses and no strikeouts. But on Sunday, J.A. Happ struck out 10 Dodgers in a quality start and got hung with the loss. Welcome to Chavez Ravine.

Today's Particulars

Home Runs: Matt Treanor (2)

WP - Chris Capuano (7-1): 7 IP, 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts

LP - J.A. Happ (3-4): 6 1/3 IP, 9 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), 2 walks, 10 strikeouts