KEY MOMENT: With the game tied and runners on the corners, Andre Ethier pinch-hit for Kenley Jansen with one out in the ninth inning. The Angels employed a five-man infield and Ethier hit a dribbler to third baseman David Freese, who made an errant throw that allowed Juan Uribe to score the deciding run in a walk-off win for the Dodgers.
ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw was uncharacteristically shaky in the early innings, as he gave up two runs in the second inning and another in the third. The first two runs scored on a double down the right-field line by Chris Iannetta. Mike Trout doubled to left to lead off the third inning and scored when Albert Pujols did the same. Kershaw pitched seven innings and was charged with three runs, seven hits and two walks. He struck out seven. Angels starter Hector Santiago pitched 51/3 innings and was charged with four runs, three earned, and five hits. He walked three and struck out two.
AT THE PLATE: Uribe hit a three-run home run in the second inning that moved the Dodgers in front, 3-2. The Dodgers went ahead again in the sixth inning, when Matt Kemp stole second base and forced a throwing error by catcher Iannetta that allowed him to reach third base. Kemp scored on a sacrifice fly by Scott Van Slyke, giving the Dodgers a temporary 4-3 advantage. Pujols tied the score, 4-4, with a solo home run off Brian Wilson in the eighth inning.
ROSTER MOVE: The Dodgers placed left-hander Paco Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list and replaced him on the active roster with right-hander Pedro Baez, whom they recalled from triple-A Albuquerque. Rodriguez pitched two innings Sunday, after which he felt tightness under his left armpit. "I felt like I had a knot in there," Rodriguez said. He threw in the bullpen Monday and, again, felt tightness. That prompted an MRI exam, which revealed a strain of his teres major muscle. A similar injury sidelined Kershaw for more than a month this season, but Rodriguez's ailment was described as less severe. Rodriguez said he is hopeful he can return in 15 to 20 days. Baez is in the major leagues for the first time this season. In his two previous stints, he pitched two innings and gave up two runs.
ON THE WAIVER WIRE: Hanley Ramirez was placed on waivers and claimed by another team, according to a CBSSports.com report. The move probably means nothing, as the Dodgers can, and are expected to, pull back Ramirez. Meanwhile, CBSSports.com also reported that Kemp, Ethier, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett cleared waivers. That makes them eligible to be traded this month, but that isn't expected to happen.
UP NEXT: Dan Haren (8-9, 4.76 ERA) and the Dodgers will face Matt Shoemaker (9-3, 4.09) and the Angels at Angel Stadium on Wednesday at 7 p.m. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West, SportsNet LA; Radio: 570, 830.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times