Dodgers hit four homers, beat Angels in Freeway Series finale
The Dodgers defeat the Angels 6-4 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium in the third game of the Freeway Series.
ON THE MOUND: Dodgers right-hander Dustin May, who beat out David Price and Tony Gonsolin for the fifth rotation spot, looked sharp, giving up one earned run and four hits, striking out four and walking one in a 5-1/3-inning, 85-pitch start. Relievers Mitchell White and Victor Gonzalez threw 1-2-3 innings, and left-hander Alex Vesia struck out Scott Schebler and Jose Rojas with runners on second and third to end the game. Angels left-hander José Quintana gave up up six earned runs and seven hits — four homers and three doubles. He struck out seven and walked two in the five-inning, 95-pitch start.
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AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers’ Mookie Betts led off the first with a homer to center and flared a two-out, solo homer inside the right-field foul pole in the fourth. Justin Turner doubled ahead of Cody Bellinger’s two-run homer in the first and followed Corey Seager’s third-inning double with an RBI double. Will Smith hit a solo homer in the fifth. The Angels scored on Justin Upton’s RBI single in the fourth and Phil Gosselin’s three-run homer in the ninth.
EXTRA BASES: Left-hander Scott Alexander beat out right-hander Dennis Santana for the final spot in the Dodgers’ bullpen. … Santana will join right-hander Garrett Cleavinger, catcher Keibert Ruiz and outfielder DJ Peters on the Dodgers’ five-man taxi squad to open the season. … The Angels optioned reliever James Hoyt to their alternate training site in Tempe, Ariz.
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