MLB Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at LA Dodgers|
(Tuesday, June 12th)
Final Score: LA Dodgers 5, LA Angels of Anaheim 2
Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - On Tuesday, the Dodgers honored former
catcher and current Angels manager Mike Scioscia with his own bobblehead
night, but it was an ex-Halo who helped snap the visitor's 10-game road
Juan Rivera belted a go-ahead three-run homer as part of a four-run bottom of
the eighth inning as the Dodgers downed the Angels, 5-2, in the middle
installment of the three-game Freeway Series.
In the eighth, Andre Ethier, fresh off inking a five-year contract extension
to remain in Los Angeles until 2017 earlier in the day, cashed in with a game-
tying RBI single -- the 500th RBI of his career -- before Rivera jumped
all over a letter-high fastball and deposited it into the seats in left for a
5-2 Dodgers lead.
"I went up there to be aggressive," Rivera said of the go-ahead homer. "He
threw me a sinker before and I was looking for it. I tried to hit it hard and
was happy because I knew I hit it good."
Jamey Wright (3-2) tossed a scoreless eighth to pick up the win while Kenley
Jansen fanned two in a 1-2-3 ninth for his 10th save of the year.
Jerome Williams (6-4) surrendered five runs on six hits and three walks
while fanning seven in 7 2/3 innings.
Albert Pujols registered a pair of hits, extending his multi-game hitting
streak to seven games.
"We worked hard but didn't get it done. Give those guys credit, we weren't
able to get situations to fall in our favor," Scioscia said.
Earlier, aided by a Dodgers miscue, the Angels struck first with a run in the
third. Williams ripped a double into the gap in left-center and after Mike
Trout lined out, Torii Hunter walked and Pujols singled to load the bases.
Williams scampered home when Kendrys Morales' grounder to second was booted by
The Dodgers got the run back in the fourth. A.J. Ellis and Ethier led off the
frame with a pair of singles to put runners on the corners and Rivera ripped a
single to left, plating Ellis to tie the contest, 1-1.
Again, helped by a Dodgers mistake, the Angels retook the edge in the sixth.
Morales walked and Mark Trumbo singled to begin the frame before Maicer
Izturis and Erick Aybar were retired.
Hank Conger reached with an infield single to load the bags for Williams,
who rolled a grounder to second. Kennedy gobbled it up and threw to second for
the force, but Dee Gordon dropped the ball, allowing Morales to come home,
giving the visitors a 2-1 advantage.
Scioscia is the Dodgers' all-time leader with 1,394 games played at catcher.
The two-time World Series winner played 13 seasons with the club...This is the
Dodgers' fourth win against the Angels in their last 14 tries...The Angels had
their four-game winning streak snapped...The Dodgers have won seven of their
last nine contests...The Angels were 2-for-14 with runners in scoring position
and left 10 men on base while the Dodgers were 3-for-9 with RISP and stranded
three...Gordon stole three bases, giving him 20 on the season.
06/13 02:00:04 ET