Turnabout being fair play, the Dodgers followed Monday’s 4-0 victory by the Angels with a 4-0 victory of their own Tuesday night in Los Angeles.
The Dodgers broke open a scoreless game with a four-run explosion in the sixth, keyed by Joc Pederson’s three-run home run. The loss put the Angels’ record at 41-40 and dropped them into a tie with the Texas Rangers for second in the American League West.
Both starting pitchers had good outings. Jesse Chavez (5-8) went 5.1 innings for the Angels and was touched for five hits and two runs. Kenta Maeda (5-3) lasted seven innings and yielded just four hits. He struck out six batters and walked no one.
Yunel Escobar was the sole bright spot for the Angels with two hits, raising his batting average to .283.
On Wednesday the shifts to Anaheim with Alex Meyer (3-4) starting for the Angels and Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6) going for the Dodgers.