Angels' 5-run 5th inning helps beat Dodgers 8-1
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mike Trout homered and the Los Angeles Angels broke the game open with five runs in the fifth inning to beat the Dodgers 8-1 on Wednesday night in the Freeway Series.
C.J. Cron's bases-loaded infield single put the Angels ahead 2-1 and opened the floodgates. Mike Bolsinger (0-1) began the inning by giving up a single to Yunel Escobar and issuing a one-out walk to Trout. Louis Coleman relieved and immediately loaded the bases by walking Albert Pujols.
Cron scored on Howie Kendrick's error that made Johnny Giavotella safe at first. Rafael Ortega's double dropped in front of charging left fielder Trayce Thompson, leading to two more runs. Carlos Perez's sacrifice fly extended the lead to 6-1.
Nick Tropeano (2-2) tossed four-hit ball into the seventh inning in his longest start of the season for the Angels.