Early start lead to a sweep of Dodgers

SHOHEI OHTANI homered in the first inning as the Angels defeated the Dodgers 5-3 in Anaheim on Tuesday (Angels photo).

The unlikely became routine on Tuesday when the Los Angeles Angels – fourth place in the American League West – again defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers – the best team in the National League.

Starting with five runs in the first inning, the Halos held on to that lead and finished with a 5-3 win over the “other L.A. team” in Anaheim, sweeping the two-game series.

Shohei Ohtani and Justin Bour each homered in the early going, and the Halo pitching stuff was able to hold the Dodgers at bay – mostly – for the rest of the game.

The Dodgers outhit the Angels 12-6 but were kept off balance by five Halo pitchers. Felix Pena (4-1) got the win, working 3.2 innings and giving up six hits and two runs. He struck out four batters and struck out one. He was touched by two home runs – Max Muncy and David Freese.

Now 33-35, the Angels will have today (Wednesday) off and land in Tampa Bay to start a four-game series with the Rays that will run from Thursday to Sunday.


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