Things are really starting to heat up for the Dodgers.
After the team delivered a 6-4 win over the Phillies on Thursday, bringing its win streak to a season-high six games, excitement is high in Los Angeles.
Left-hander Chris Capuano will look to keep that streak going on Friday as the two teams square off at Dodger Stadium in the second of four games.
Since coming off the disabled list, Capuano has tossed 11 scoreless innings, throwing six against the Yankees on June 19 and then tossing five on three days' rest against the Padres on Sunday.
Capuano was just 1-4 with a 5.45 ERA prior to his left lat strain.
"He's been great. He was really good in New York, made it look easy. He came back on short rest and looked great in San Diego and kind of saved us there," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He's been a shot in the arm for us."
Meanwhile, left-hander John Lannan will be on the hill for the Phillies, making his third start following his return from the DL.
Lannan did well in his first start back, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings of work for the no-decision. However, in his last start against the Mets, he took the loss, surrendering six runs (four earned) on eight hits in five innings of work.
"I just wasn't making pitches. I wasn't as sharp as I wanted to be today," Lannan said after the start.
Lannan took a no-decision in a start earlier this season against the Dodgers and is 4-1 with a 3.93 ERA in six career starts against them.
Phillies: McDonald acquired
• Philadelphia acquired veteran infielder John McDonald on Thursday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.
After Thursday's game, the Phillies optioned Freddy Galvis to make room on the 25-man roster.
Over 15 seasons, the 38-year-old has played with the Indians, Blue Jays, Tigers, D-backs and Pirates. McDonald was typically used as a utility infielder or a late-inning defensive specialist for the Indians.
Dodgers: Beckett trying to avoid surgery
• Dodgers pitcher Josh Beckett has started a throwing program one month after being shut down with thoracic outlet syndrome, a pinched nerve that causes numbness and tingling in his pitching hand.
Beckett is doing his best to avoid surgery for the condition, which he has dealt with since Spring Training.
• Andre Ethier started in left field for Thursday's game against the Phillies for the first time in five years. He'll likely remain there in the Dodgers new outfield alignment.
Until Carl Crawford returns from the disabled list in July, Matt Kemp will remain in center with rookie Yasiel Puig in right.
• Crawford, on the disabled list since June 2 with a strained left hamstring, has progressed to running curves and continues to rehab in Arizona at the Dodgers' Spring Training facility at Camelback Ranch-Glendale.
• Former Phillies catcher Darren Daulton has been diagnosed with two brain tumors and will undergo surgery next week. Daulton, 51, played nearly all of his 14 seasons with the Phillies, and he was on three All-Star teams (1992, '93 and '95).
• The Dodgers and Phillies are the only two teams in the Majors to not score at least 10 runs in a game this season.