Angels Woes Continue, Fall 3-1 to Dodgers

Updated: August 1, 2015
Angels- Dodgers

August 1st, 2015

Dodgers 3- Angels 1 (Game 103) (Record: 55-48)

The Angels and Dodgers continued the Freeway Series, as they played game two, Saturday afternoon at Dodgers Stadium. The Dodgers beat the Angels in game one last night, 5-3, as the Angels lost their fourth game in a row. The pitching match-up on Saturday was a showstopper, as promising young rookie, Andrew Heaney of the Angels took on reigning NL Cy Young, Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers.

The two starting pitchers matched each other pitch by pitch, as they both allowed just two hits apiece through the first five innings of a scoreless ballgame. Then in the bottom of the sixth, the Dodgers got back-to-back singles off Heaney to start the inning, to put runners on the corners with no outs for Scott Van Slyke. Van Slyke then nearly hit a three-run homer, but it was caught at the warning track by left fielder, David DeJesus for a long sacrifice fly, as the Dodgers took a 1-0 lead. Fernando Salas then came in relief of Heaney, and got Yasiel Puig to pop out to first for the second out. Next batter was Yasmani Grandal, who hit a two-run home run to dead center, as the Dodgers extended their lead to 3-0. In the ninth, Kenley Jansen relieved Kershaw and allowed a pinch hit single to David Murphy. He then walked Kole Calhoun to put runners at first and second for Johnny Giavotella. Jansen then struck out Giavotella, and then got Mike Trout to strike out as well. Next batter was Albert Pujols, who hit a broken bat two-out single to left, scoring Murphy as the Angels cut the lead to 3-1. Jansen then got Erick Aybar to fly out to left to end the ballgame, as the Dodgers beat the Angels 3-1 to take game two.

Winning Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw (9-6), 8IP, 2H, 1B, 7SO

Losing Pitcher: Andrew Heaney (5-1), 5.1 IP, 4H, 2ER, 2B, 3SO

Save: Kenley Jansen (19)


Angels will conclude their series with the Dodgers, as well as their six game road trip, as they play game three, Sunday afternoon at Dodgers Stadium. On the mound for the Angels will be Cory Rasmus, making his first start of the season, and going up against newly acquired Dodger, Mat Latos (4-7, 4.48 ERA), who will making his first start for his new team. The Angels will be looking to avoid the sweep and end their road trip on a high note before returning home on Monday.


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