Final Score: LA Dodgers 8, LA Angels of Anaheim 7
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - Adrian Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with four runs
scored as the Los Angeles Dodgers survived with an 8-7 win over the Los
Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
The Dodgers overcame three errors and a poor start from Zack Greinke, who was
tagged for six runs -- four earned -- and 10 hits in four-plus innings. Juan
Uribe did not start the game but finished 3-for-3 while Scott Van Slyke had
two hits and a pair of RBI.
Ronald Belisario (3-4) earned the win by inducing a double play in the seventh
inning while Brandon League picked up his 11th save for the Dodgers, who host
Tuesday's clash before the series heads to Angel Stadium of Anaheim for the
final two games.
Albert Pujols and Howie Kendrick had three hits apiece to pace the Angels,
who had an eight-game winning streak snapped.
Mike Trout singled with one away in the opening frame before Pujols lofted a
pop up into center field. Matt Kemp tracked the ball down but it bounced in
and out of his glove, ultimately landing on the grass next to him. Trout and
Pujols ended up in scoring position and scored when Mark Trumbo struck out but
advanced to first when Ramon Hernandez allowed a passed ball and made a poor
throw to first.
Gonzalez and Van Slyke ripped consecutive doubles to start the home half of
the second inning, putting the Dodgers' first run across.
Pujols doubled and scored in the third when, after Trumbo and Josh Hamilton
were retired, Kendrick doubled to center to give the Angels a 3-1 edge.
Greinke's struggles continued in the fourth inning when Hank Conger led off
with a single to left and advanced on C.J. Wilson's sacrifice. Erick Aybar
doubled home Conger and Trout followed with his major league-leading sixth
triple of the season. Pujols plated Trout with a sacrifice fly to the warning
track in center.
Hernandez's sac fly in the fourth plated Gonzalez to make it a 6-2 game.
The Dodgers chased Wilson from the game with a four-spot in the home half of
the fifth. With one out and Luis Cruz and Nick Punto on the corners, Mark
Ellis doubled in a pair of runs to bring the home team within two. Kemp
whiffed for the second out, but Gonzalez singled in a run and Van Slyke
followed with an RBI-double off the wall in left. Michael Kohn replaced Wilson
on the mound and got Hernandez to pop out, ending the frame.
"We got a big lead early, but unfortunaley, C.J. (Wilson) couldn't make some
of his pitches," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Give them credit, they
A.J. Ellis hit a sacrifice fly with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning
to give the Dodgers their first lead, but it didn't last long as Kendrick
drove in Hamilton with a single to right the next time the Angels took the
The home team finally pulled ahead for good in the bottom of the seventh when
they got to Angels reliever Robert Coello (1-1), who hadn't allowed a run in 8
1/3 innings in relief this season. Coello fanned Kemp and Van Slyke around a
Gonzalez single, but Andre Ethier drew a walk and Jerry Hairston Jr. drove in
Gonzalez with a single to right before Cruz struck out.
"We got a lot of big hits tonight," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "A lot
of good things happened. It didn't start pretty, but it was a good effort by
us to come back."
League gave up a leadoff single to Pujols to start the ninth, but got Trumbo
to hit into a double play then forced a groundout from Hamilton to end the
Wilson started for the Angels and surrendered six runs on nine hits in 4 2/3
innings ... Kemp went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts ... Both teams had four
hits with runners in scoring position and left seven men on base.
05/28 01:04:15 ET
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