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LOS ANGELES – 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.