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LOS ANGELES – Cole Hamels pitched well in his season debut, but Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke was a little better Wednesday night. The Phillies’ three-game winning streak came to an end in a 5-2 loss at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers scored three runs against the Phillies’ bullpen late in the game to put it away.

The Phillies had just five hits and struck out 12 times.

The Phils are now 10-11. The Dodgers are 13-9.

Six games into a 10-game road trip, the Phillies are 3-3.

Starting pitching report
Hamels went six innings and allowed just two runs in a strong season debut. Though manager Ryne Sandberg had previously said Hamels had no restrictions, the left-hander was removed after 86 pitches with his team down, 2-1, in the seventh. Hamels gave up six hits, walked one and struck out five.

Greinke was brilliant. He allowed just one run through seven innings before exiting after giving up a leadoff homer to Jayson Nix in the eighth. Greinke allowed just five hits and a walk (it was intentional) while striking out 11.

Greinke is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA.

Bullpen report
Jeff Manship was brought into a one-run game in the seventh. He got two quick outs on strikeouts before giving up a double to Greinke and an RBI triple off the right-field wall to Yasiel Puig as the Dodgers ran their lead to 3-1. Rightfielder Marlon Byrd might have had a play on Puig’s ball, but appeared to overrun it. Either way, it was a tough play at the wall.

The Phils made it a one-run game on Nix’s homer in the eighth, but the Dodgers went back up by three with a pair of runs off lefty Mario Hollands in the bottom of the inning. Hanley Ramirez took Hollands deep. The situation seemed to call for a right-hander like Mike Adams, but Sandberg stayed with Hollands who challenged Ramirez with a 3-1 fastball and lost. Hollands also gave up a double to right-handed hitting Scott Van Slyke and he eventually scored.

Lefty J.P. Howell got three outs in the eighth after Nix’s leadoff homer against Greinke made it a one-run game. Kenley Jansen had the save.

At the plate
Ryan Howard drove home Jimmy Rollins (double) with a base hit in the fourth. Howard has 14 RBIs. Nix belted his first homer in the eighth.

The Dodgers out-hit the Phillies, 12-5.

Puig had two RBIs.

Lineup stuff
Freddy Galvis was in the starting lineup at third base for his glove (see story). Cody Asche did not start for the third game in a row, but entered as a pinch-hitter. Galvis went hitless in two at-bats and is 1 for 20.

Transaction
To make room on for Hamels on the roster, the Phillies optioned reliever B.J. Rosenberg to Triple A. The Phillies now have a seven-man bullpen. Rosenberg is one of three right-handed relievers who opened the season on the major-league staff to be sent to Triple A, joining Brad Lincoln and Justin De Fratus.

Up next
The Phillies and Dodgers close out the four-game series Thursday night. Kyle Kendrick (0-1, 3.50) and Dan Haren (3-0, 2.16) are the pitchers.