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Dodgers, back from Australia, lose 7-5 to Angels despite 2 homers by Hanley Ramirez

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Hanley Ramirez hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez holds his arm after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Hector Santiago  in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Los Angeles Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez holds his arm after being hit by a pitch from Los Angeles Angels starter Hector Santiago in the third inning of an exhibition baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers to the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers to the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of an exhibition baseball game in Los Angeles, Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)  (The Associated Press)

Howie Kendrick singled home two runs in a four-run seventh inning, offsetting a pair of solo homers by Hanley Ramirez and leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 7-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of their Freeway Series.

The Dodgers resumed their exhibition schedule after last week's two-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks in Australia, which began the regular season for both clubs. Following these three games against their Southern California rivals, the defending NL West champions go back to playing games that count beginning Sunday at San Diego in the Padres' season opener.

Kole Calhoun also hit a two-run single for the Angels.