Lilly goes six innings for Rancho Cucamonga

Lilly goes six innings for Rancho Cucamonga

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers lefty Ted Lilly allowed five runs on nine hits, including three homers, in six innings against Lake Elsinore in a rehab start at Class A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday night.

Lilly began the season on the disabled list, unable to compile enough foundational innings in Spring Training because of the flu and a rainout. Lilly is coming off shoulder surgery.

Lilly gave up two homers to Kyle Gaedele and one by Yeison Asencio. He struck out four without a walk.

Lilly is expected to make at least one more rehab start before he's ready to start in the Major Leagues, and then the Dodgers must find room for him. Manager Don Mattingly earlier said Lilly is not a likely candidate for the bullpen, where the Dodgers already have stashed starting pitchers Chris Capuano and Aaron Harang.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter and Austin Laymance is an associate reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.