J.P. Howell retired side in order with back-to-back strikeouts to end the top of the fifth. Puig doubled off the left-center field fence to give the Dodgers a runner in scoring position with one out.
Nothing came of it however, as Gonzalez lined into the shift and Puig was doubled up at second base to end the inning. Pedro Baez, celebrating his 28th birthday, tossed a scoreless sixth inning.
He received some help from Charlie Culberson, who made a diving stop and throw to help keep the Angels off the bases. Julio Urias made his first appearance of the spring in the seventh inning and proceeded to strikeout the side.
Urias was sent back out for the eighth inning and struggled mightily. Jefry Marte hit a leadoff single and scored the tying run on David Fletcher’s RBI double.
Fletcher then came around to score on Nick Buss’ RBI triple, giving the Angels a 5-4 lead. Urias walked Rafael Ortega and was replaced by Louis Coleman.
The right-hander struck out the first batter faced, but the Angels scored a run on a successful double steal. Yunesky Maya struck out Culberson and Cody Bellinger as he set the Dodgers down in order in the bottom of the eighth.
With Jacob Rhame on the mound, the Angels added to their lead in the ninth inning behind a RBI doubles from Marte and Fletcher. The Dodgers weren’t able to overcome their deficit and lost to the Angels, 8-4.