MLB Game Summary - LA Dodgers at LA Angels|
(Wednesday, May 29th)
Final Score: LA Angels 4, LA Dodgers 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The LA Angels of Anaheim have played better
baseball as of late and now they have their ace back.
Jered Weaver made his first home start of the season and tossed six innings of
one-run ball in the Angels' 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener
of a brief two-game interleague set.
Weaver (1-1), who was perfect through four frames before Andre Ethier led off
the fifth with a double, threw 86 pitches, struck out seven and surrendered
five hits for the Angels, who have won nine of their last 11 tilts.
A 20-game winner a year ago, Weaver fractured his left elbow during a 7-3 loss
to the Texas Rangers on April 7. He went down in the sixth after dodging a
line drive back toward the mound, landed awkwardly on the elbow and was
placed on the disabled list the following day.
"It's been a long road and a lot of frustrating times. Give it to our training
staff for putting up with me for six weeks," Weaver said. "Everything felt
great, my location was good and the offense took care of the rest."
Mark Trumbo smacked a two-run homer and added a sacrifice fly, while Erick
Aybar tallied three hits and an RBI in the triumph.
Ernesto Frieri gave up two solo homers in the ninth, but worked around them to
notch his 11th save of the year.
Chris Capuano (1-4) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks over 5 2/3
innings for the Dodgers, who swept the first two-game series of the home-and-
home set in Los Angeles.
Matt Kemp exited the contest in the seventh due to a mild hamstring strain.
"I think it was on Trout's hit in the gap, he pulled up a little. He'll have
an MRI tomorrow," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.
The game was tied at 1-1 after the Dodgers tied it in the top of the fifth,
but the Halos answered with two in the home half and pushed across another in
After Albert Pujols worked a two-out walk, Trumbo belted a shot onto the grass
in left center. Trumbo's fly to plate Mike Trout two innings later increased
the margin to 4-1.
Earlier, Aybar's RBI double got the Angels on the board in the second, but
Skip Schumaker's two-out, run-scoring bloop single in the fifth knotted the
Adrian Gonzalez led off the ninth with a blast into the seats in right and
Scott Van Slyke smached a two-out shot, but Schumaker flew out to left to end
Trumbo has 12 homers and 37 RBI on the season ... The Angels were 2-for-9 with
runners in scoring position, while the Dodgers finished 2-for-5 with RISP.
05/30 01:42:35 ET