MLB Game Summary - LA Dodgers at LA Angels of Anaheim
(Sunday, June 24th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 5, LA Dodgers 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Peter Bourjos hit a two-run home run to help
the LA Angels of Anaheim take a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the
rubber match on Sunday.
Garrett Richards gave up three runs on nine hits with two walks and five
strikeouts through 6 2/3 innings in the start for the Angels, who have won
four of five. Scott Downs (1-0) got the win for tossing one inning of
"When guys get on base I don't feel any pressure," said Richards. "I've worked
on my composure and making quality pitches. My job as a starter is to give us
a chance to win."
Dee Gordon had two hits and drove in a run for the Dodgers, who have lost five
of their last six games. Aaron Harang gave up three runs on eight hits over
six innings in the start and Josh Lindblom (2-2) was charged with the loss
after giving up two runs in the seventh.
"I thought our bats were solid all series," said Dodgers manager Don
Mattingly. "We have to give ourselves a few more chances to get them in. The
Angels are tough, aggressive and a good club."
The Dodgers got on the board in the first inning when Andre Ethier doubled
with two outs and came home as Bobby Abreu followed with a single for a 1-0
It was 2-0 in the second thanks to Gordon's groundout that scored Adam
Kennedy, but the Angels tied the game in the bottom of the frame as Erick
Aybar worked a one-out walk and Bourjos followed with his second homer of the
The score stayed that way until the fifth when the Angels took the lead. Mike
Trout led off with a single and later stole second. Albert Pujols then punched
a single to center for a 3-2 lead.
The Dodgers tied the game again in the sixth as Juan Rivera doubled, moved to
third on a James Loney groundout and came home thanks to Kennedy's sacrifice
In the seventh, the Angels went ahead for good. With two outs, Pujols walked
and Kendrys Morales was hit by a pitch. Mark Trumbo then singled home Pujols
and Howie Kendrick scored Morales with a base hit for a 5-3 lead.
Downs got the first two outs of the eighth before Ivan De Jesus walked.
Ernesto Frieri then took the mound and De Jesus was caught stealing to end the
Jerry Hairston Jr. led off the ninth with a single, but Frieri set the next
three batters down in order for his ninth save of the season.
Pujols' walk in the seventh inning was his 1,000th free pass of his
career...The Angels won four of the six games against the Dodgers this
season...The Angels start a two-game set in Baltimore on Tuesday...The Dodgers
begin a three-game series in San Francisco in Monday.
06/24 20:12:21 ET
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