NEW YORK -- Rookie Yasiel Puig highlighted a successful Yankee Stadium debut day with a long solo home run, and the Los Angeles Dodgers salvaged a split of a doubleheader against the New York Yankees with a 6-0 victory Wednesday night.
Puig went 2-for-5 in the opener, but the Dodgers were handed a 6-4 loss when he struck out against Mariano Rivera. In the nightcap, Puig scored three runs and had two more hits for his 10th career multi-hit game over 15 games in the majors. He's batting .474.
In the nightcap, the 22-year-old Cuban had a first-inning single, was hit by a pitch in the fifth. He opened the seventh with a high-arcing home run over the right field wall on a first-pitch slider from reliever Adam Warren.
Puig's showing was part of a strong performance from the middle of the Los Angeles lineup. Puig, Adrian Gonzalez, Hanley Ramirez and Andre Ethier were a combined 9-for-17 in the second game, 16-for-32 in the doubleheader.
Chris Capuano (2-4) returned from the disabled list and held the Yankees to three singles over six innings while making his first start in three weeks. He threw 84 pitches and ended his outing by striking out three of the final four hitters.
The Yankees lost for the seventh time in 12 games by getting a sub-par start from Phil Hughes (3-6). The right-hander allowed five runs and a season-high 10 hits in six innings.
Unlike Hiroki Kuroda, who able to limit the damage with men on base Wednesday afternoon, Hughes struggled in that area. After having one hit in their first 10 at-bats with men on against Kuroda, the Dodgers were 7-for-15 with men on against Hughes.
The Dodgers quickly jumped on Hughes' fastball, posting two runs on five hits in the top of the first, including a bunt single by Puig. After Puig's third hit of the doubleheader, Los Angeles scored on singles by Gonzalez and Ramirez.
Los Angeles had the bases loaded with one out, but Hughes avoided further trouble by getting Tim Federowicz to hit into a double play.
The Dodgers added a run in the third on a double by Ethier that center fielder Brett Gardner was unable to catch. That scored Gonzalez, who doubled to right when Thomas Neal was unable to make a diving catch.
Puig helped Los Angeles add two more runs in the fifth. He was hit by a pitch, stole second, took third on a groundout by Gonzalez and scored on a Ramirez single. The Dodgers made it 5-0 on a sacrifice fly by Jerry Hairston Jr.
NOTES: Between games, OF Alex Castellanos was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque to make room for Capuano. ... After a three-hit game in the opener, Yankees OF Ichiro Suzuki remained in the starting lineup, this time in left field. It was his eighth start there this season. ... New York SS Derek Jeter took on-field batting practice for first time since returning to the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Fla. He hit balls to all fields while taking 21 swings. ... Jason Kidd threw out the ceremonial first pitch a week after being named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.