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Angels fall to Dodgers in extra innings

Another close loss

Los Angeles Dodgers v Los Angeles Angels Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

The Angels and Dodgers went back-and-forth all night and exchanged leads. The game went into extras, where the Dodgers ultimately came out on top, defeating the Angels 6-5.

In the top of the 10th, Chris Taylor began the inning at second base. He then stole third, putting the go-ahead run at third base with zero outs. He came in to score on a flyout from Max Muncy as the Dodgers took a 6-5 lead.

Kenley Jansen took the mound for the Dodgers in the bottom of the 10th. Although the Angels began the inning with a runner on second, they failed to advance him over. David Fletcher flew out, and Tommy La Stella and Mike Trout each struck out, ending the game.

The Angels struck first in the first inning. After La Stella reached on an error, Trout hit his ninth homer of the season, giving the Angels the 2-0 lead. That was Trout’s eighth homer in 11 games since the birth of his son. #DadPower

The Dodgers answered right back the next inning, as Mookie Betts singled with the bases loaded to tie the game at two. It wasn’t the only time Betts added offense at the plate. He tied the game in the seventh with a solo homer.

After the Dodgers put more runs on the board in the third, the Angels put together a small rally to cut their deficit to one. After a La Stella double and Trout walk, Anthony Rendon hit a ground-rule double to bring in a run. With runners on second and third with two outs, Shohei Ohtani grounded out to end the inning and kill the rally.

Three consecutive singled to lead off the fifth helped the Angels take the lead. La Stella’s single tied the game at four, and Trout’s force out gave them the 5-4 lead. As mentioned earlier, Betts tied the game in the seventh.

With the loss in extras, the Angels fall to 7-14 on the season.

Saturday particulars

WP: Jake McGee (2-0) 1 23 IP, 0 ER, 1 SO

LP: Keynan Middleton (0-1) 1 IP, 1 R, 0 ER

SV: Kenley Jansen (6) 1 IP, 2 SO

Home runs: Mike Trout (9), Mookie Betts (8)

Box score

Up next

The Angels look to avoid the sweep on Sunday as they send Julio Teheran (0-1, 13.50 ERA) to the mound. He’ll face Dustin May (1-1, 2.75 ERA). First pitch is at 1:10 p.m. PT on Fox Sports West.