Major League Baseball

Angels and Dodgers rolling on

CLAYTON KERSHAW (Flickr/Malingerer).

Although it’s a bit too late to change much about how the season went, each of the Southern California big league baseball teams are finishing the 2022 regular season with a flourish.

The Los Angeles Angels defeated the Texas Rangers 4-1 on Friday, marking their fifth win in a row and 10th victory in 14 games. The win solidifies their grip on third place in the American League West.

The Los Angeles Dodgers hammered the Colorado Rockies 10-1, adding to their franchise record of victories – it’s now at 109-48 – as the Blue Crew looks forward to the start of the MLB playoffs.

In the Angels’ (71-86) win, the team got 11 hits and two home runs. Joe Adell hit his eighth home run of the season, and Luis Rengifo his 17th. Reid Detmers (7-6) worked six strong innings, yielding four hits and one earned run. He struck out nine and walked one.

As for the Dodgers, the game was well in hand by the fourth inning when they scored eight runs. The big hit there was a three-run homer by Cody Bellinger. It was his 18th home run of the season.

Clayton Kershaw (11-3) went six innings, yielding five his and no runs. He struck out four batters and walked two as he lowered his ERA to 2.30.

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