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Homer-happy Dodgers can’t solve homer-prone Ricky Nolasco

Homer-happy Dodgers can’t solve homer-prone Ricky Nolasco

The 10-game winning streak of the Dodgers, a stretch of baseball that vaulted the club to the top of the National League West, fizzled out Monday evening. The pitching staff of the Angels snuffed out their crosstown rivals in a 4-0 victory at Dodger Stadium in the first game of the Freeway Series.

As the Dodgers took flight last week, the Angels kept grinding toward wild-card contention. The club went 4-2 on the road against the Yankees and the Red Sox. Back home in California, they silenced the Dodgers — far from an easy task — behind a strong outing by starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco.

Both starters defied their recent history. Making his 10th start of the season, Dodgers...

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