ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Johnny Giavotella singled in the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the fifth inning and the Los Angeles Angels rallied to beat the Dodgers 7-4 on Thursday night, taking three out of four games in the Freeway Series.
Mike Trout homered for the second straight game and Carlos Perez added a solo shot for the Angels, who have scored 52 runs in the last eight games after just eight in their previous five games. They have won six of seven.
Trout was 2 of 3 with a walk, drove in three runs and scored twice in front of 45,007, the largest crowd for a regular-season game since Angel Stadium was renovated in 1998. Trout has raised his average to .327 after being at .220 a month ago.
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