Freeway Series Recap: Bad-Luck 5th Inning Enough For Angels To Beat Dodgers
Freeway Series Recap: Bad-luck 5th Inning Enough For Angels To Beat Dodgers
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The Los Angeles Dodgers saw the return of Mike Bolsinger on Wednesday as the right-hander was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. Bolsinger was immediately throw into the fire, taking the mound to face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the third of the four-game Freeway Series.

Nick Tropeano opened the game with a strikeout of Chase Utley, then quickly retired Justin Turner and Corey Seager to complete a perfect first inning. After issuing a leadoff walk, Bolsinger got Kole Calhoun to ground into a double play.

That wound up limiting the damage as Mike Trout clubbed a solo home run to give the Angels a 1-0 lead before Bolsinger managed to get out of the inning. Bolsinger then worked around a pair of singles and a stolen base in the second inning to keep the Angels’ lead at 1-0.

Tropeano matched his work from the first two innings by retiring the side in order in the third. Trout and Albert Pujols connected for back-to-back singles with two outs in the bottom of the inning, but both were stranded.

Tropeano’s perfect game ended on a one-out walk of Turner in the fourth inning. Corey Seager followed with a double into right field, giving the Dodgers their first threat of the game. After Turner was thrown out at the plate on a Howie Kendrick chopper to third base, Joc Pederson shot an RBI single by a diving Yunel Escobar to tie the game.

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