Eric Young, Jr.

Dodgers even Freeway Series with 4-0 win over Angels

Dodgers even Freeway Series with 4-0 win over Angels

The drought — if it can be called a drought — ended in the sixth inning of a 4-0 Dodgers victory over the Angels on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium. A day before, for the first time in 18 games, the Dodgers played a game and did not hit a home run. Joc Pederson would not allow the streak to reach a second game.

Pederson unloaded on a hanging curveball from Angels reliever Jose Alvarez and unleashed a three-run homer to dead center. The shot broke the game open for the Dodgers, who had been shut out Monday in the first game of this four-day Freeway Series.

The matchup pitted a pair of players trending in opposite directions: Alvarez has given up 10 runs in 72/3 innings this...

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