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Walsh’s 2-run double propels Angels to 2-1 win over Dodgers

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Jared Walsh hit a two-run double within the third inning and the Los Angeles Angels held on for a 2-1 victory Sunday over the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers.

After the Dodgers struck first within the third on Chris Taylor’s two-out RBI single, the Angels responded within the dwelling half when Walsh lined a bases-loaded, ground-rule double down the right-field line off Trevor Bauer (3-2).

The Dodgers had been held to three hits however had loads of baserunners after drawing 9 walks from six Angels pitchers. The defending World Series champions left 12 on base and had been 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

The Dodgers had runners on first and second with one out within the ninth after Mookie Betts walked and Corey Seager singled. Raisel Iglesias retired Justin Turner on a line drive to proper area and Will Smith on a grounder for his fifth save.

Aaron Slegers (2-0) adopted starter José Quintana and labored 1 1/3 hitless innings.

The Freeway Series finale featured much less offense than the earlier evening, when the Dodgers gained 14-11. The 25 runs had been essentially the most in a serious league sport this season.

Sunday’s win allowed the Angels to take two of three and cap an eventful, up-and-down homestand. Los Angeles was swept in 4 video games by Tampa Bay, and minimize celebrity first baseman Albert Pujols on Thursday.

The Dodgers have dropped 5 straight sequence and break up one after taking two of three from San Diego from April 16-18. They began the season 13-3 however discover themselves simply 18-17 after dropping 14 of 19.

QUINTANA PERSEVERES

Quintana made it to the fifth inning for less than the second time in six begins, however it wasn’t fairly.

The left-hander allowed one run on two hits with six strikeouts, however walked 5. He loaded the bases on three walks within the first however obtained out of the jam when Taylor lined out to left.

SOLID SIX FOR BAUER

Bauer went six innings, and tied a season excessive with 113 pitches, together with 70 strikes. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner retired the final 10 batters he confronted after Walsh’s double.

The right-hander allowed two runs on 4 hits with two walks. He struck out 9 to take over the NL lead with 67.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Dodgers: LF AJ Pollock was out of the lineup for the second straight sport after straining his left hamstring Friday. Manager Dave Roberts stated Pollock will obtain extra remedy throughout Monday’s off day earlier than the workforce decides whether or not to place him on the injured listing. … RHP Brusdar Graterol (forearm tightness) threw on flat floor from 90 toes earlier than the sport. Roberts stated the Dodgers hope he can return to throwing off the mound in a few days.

Angels: SS Jose Iglesias was not within the lineup after leaving Saturday’s sport due to a again harm. … LHP Tony Watson was reinstated from the injured listing after a 10-day stint due to a left calf pressure. … RHP Alex Cobb (proper center finger blister) stated he hopes to return to the beginning rotation throughout subsequent weekend’s sequence at Boston. … Félix Peña was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake after permitting seven runs over 1 2/3 innings in two appearances. José Suarez was referred to as up.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Walker Buehler (1-0, 3.13 ERA) will get the decision to open a nine-game homestand Tuesday in opposition to Seattle. The right-hander has gone a minimum of six innings in every of his six begins.

Angels: Hit the street for six video games starting Monday in opposition to Houston. The beginning pitcher had not been introduced.

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