LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joel Pineiro pitched a five-hitter for his second complete game win of the season and became the first Angels pitcher to score three runs in a game since 1962 in a 10-1 victory over the Dodgers on Friday night.
Hideki Matsui and Torii Hunter had three-run doubles, helping the Angels win for the eighth time in 10 games and snapping the Dodgers' four-game winning streak.
When he wasn't busy on the basepaths, Pineiro (5-6) was dictating from the mound in the Freeway Series opener between two surging teams. The right-hander struck out seven, walked one and retired his final 14 batters to earn his second straight win.
Pineiro was especially effective against the heart of the Dodgers' lineup. Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Manny Ramirez and James Loney were a combined 1 for 15. Ethier walked once, while Loney's home run in the fourth was the lone Dodgers' run.
The three runs by Pineiro, who never bats in the AL, were the most scored by an Angels pitcher since Ken McBride did so on June 10, 1962, against Kansas City.
Chad Billingsley (6-4) gave up seven runs and nine hits in 5 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked three in losing his second straight, while his seven earned runs were a career-high.
Pineiro scored the Angels' first run on Bobby Abreu's two-out single in the second. Loney's homer tied it in the fourth.
Matsui doubled to right field with two outs in the fifth, giving the Angels a 4-1 lead. The ball deflected off Ethier's glove as he made a diving attempt, allowing Pineiro, Erick Aybar and Hunter to score.
The Angels added four runs in the sixth. Reliever George Sherrill walked Abreu, the first batter he faced, with the bases loaded, bringing in Pineiro. Hunter's three-run double extended their lead to 8-1.
Pineiro took a called third strike in his fourth at-bat.
Howie Kendrick added a two-run homer in the ninth.
NOTES: The Angels improved to 9-3 on their road trip, their most wins on a trip since April 12-26, 1984, when they went 9-5. ... Matsui turns 36 on Saturday. He's one homer away from 150 in his career. ... The Angels are 6-3 in their last nine games at Dodger Stadium. ... The Dodgers are 2-2 in interleague play this season.