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Garrett Richards throws his 1st shutout, and Angels rout Dodgers 5-0 in Freeway Series opener

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    Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig embrace before a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, right, points something out to Los Angeles Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, left, after hitting a double to score Kole Calhoun during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke delivers against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

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    Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, and Los Angeles Dodgers' Juan Uribe, left, speak before a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (The Associated Press)

Garrett Richards pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had RBI doubles in a four-run first inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened the Freeway Series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

Josh Hamilton homered in the sixth for the Angels, who improved the majors' second-best record to 67-44 with their seventh win in 10 games.

Richards (12-4) was dominant in his first nine-inning complete game, striking out nine and retiring 15 of 16 in the middle innings with a fastball regularly hitting 98 mph. He finished his first victory in four starts by getting pinch-hitter Andre Ethier on a groundout.

Richards outpitched Zack Greinke (12-7), who has just one victory in his last five starts.

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