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Dodgers top Angels on 9th-inning error

Posted: August 5, 2014 10:44 p.m.
Updated: August 5, 2014 10:44 p.m.

Los Angeles Dodger Juan Uribe, left, Yasiel Puig, center, and Matt Kemp, top, celebrate after Uribe scored the winning run against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Uribe scored on David Freese's errant throw to the plate in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers evened the Freeway Series with a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

Uribe hit an early three-run homer for the NL-leading Dodgers. He then singled against Kevin Jepsen (0-1) and eventually scored from third on Andre Ethier's grounder.

Freese was charged with his second throwing error of the night when Chris Iannetta couldn't hang on to the ball.

Albert Pujols' eighth-inning homer tied it for the Angels (67-45).

Pujols and Iannetta had RBI doubles for the Angels, who scored three runs on Clayton Kershaw, but got just one hit after the third inning.

Kenley Jansen (2-3) struck out the side in the ninth.

Kershaw recovered from a rocky start to pitch seven innings of seven-hit ball, but got no decision for just the second time in 12 starts.

Kershaw left with a chance for his major league-leading 14th victory, but Pujols drove his 513th homer — his first since July 9 — into the left-field bullpen against Brian Wilson.

Mike Trout went 2 for 3 while facing Kershaw in the regular season for the first time in their careers. Kershaw hadn't pitched against the Angels since 2011.

Trout beat out an infield single in the first inning, and he laced a double down the line on the first pitch of the third. Kershaw struck out Trout on three pitches in the fifth.

Trout and Pujols tied it with back-to-back doubles in the third.

The Dodgers went ahead on an unearned run without a hit in the sixth. Matt Kemp reached on a throwing error and eventually scored on Scott Van Slyke's long fly.

Hector Santiago yielded five hits and three walks while pitching into the sixth for the Angels.

TRAINER'S ROOM:

Angels: Left-hander Tyler Skaggs is resting his strained left forearm before the team decides on a rehabilitation plan.

Dodgers: Reliever Paco Rodriguez went on the disabled list with a strained shoulder, and the Dodgers recalled Pedro Baez from Triple-A Albuquerque.

ON DECK:

Angels: Matt Shoemaker (9-3, 4.09 ERA) takes the mound when the Freeway Series shifts to Anaheim. The surprising right-hander has won four of five starts.

Dodgers: Dan Haren (8-9, 4.76 ERA) pitched for the Angels from 2010-12, but hasn't faced them since 2007.

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