Los Angeles, CA – Mike Trout hit a solo homer, knocked in two runs, stole two bases and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth inning to lift the Angels to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in the opener of a three-game set at Dodger Stadium.
With the game tied at 2-2, Trout worked a one-out walk in the ninth before swiping his second bag of the night. Albert Pujols then followed two batters later with a single into left off the end of the bat that scored Trout from second and gave the Angels a one-run advantage.
Jason Isringhausen (2-0) got the win after recording the final out of the eighth and Ernesto Frieri worked a scoreless ninth to nail down his fifth save of the year as the Angels won their 10th consecutive game on the road.
Kenley Jansen (4-1) took the loss after giving up Pujols' single in the ninth. Dee Gordon clubbed two hits and scored a run, but the Dodgers lost their fifth straight game at home.
After the Angels failed to score with the bases loaded in the top of the first, the Dodgers took advantage when they put runners in scoring position in the bottom half.
Gordon worked a leadoff walk and made his way to third when Elian Herrera slapped a ground-rule double down the third-base line that was picked up by a fan in the front row.
Andre Ethier then plated Gordon with a groundout to shortstop before Bobby Abreu walked.
After a Jerry Hairston flyout, Herrera scored from second when Angels starter Garrett Richards fired a pick-off attempt into center field. Trout over ran the ball in center as Herrera rounded third and crossed the plate to give the home team a 2-0 edge.
"We got two runs early and then they made pitches and we didn't get hits," remarked Dodgers manager Don Mattingly.
The Angels cut the difference in half in the fourth when Trout belted a two- out solo homer into the left-field seats for his sixth of the season.
"I just reacted to the curveball up," said Trout about his homer. "I couldn't feel it hit the bat because I squared it up. It was a good pitch to hit."
Trout then tied the game in the sixth when he singled to right to score Erick Aybar and knot the game, 2-2.
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