June 26, 2017
Yunel Escobar drove in a two runs and Ricky Nolasco pitched into the 7th inning, as the Angels surprised the Dodgers 4-0 on Monday night at the Ravine. The Halos snapped the Dodgers 10-game win streak.
Nolasco went 6 2/3 innings, and picked up his first win in two months, improving to 3-9 on the season. The former Dodger gave up five hits, struck out five, and walked two. He left the game after getting hit with a line drive off the bat of Enrique Hernandez.
Cam Bedrosian, Keynan Middleton, and David Hernandez continued the shutout over the final two plus innings.
Escobar delivered a two-run single in the 3rd inning off of Rich Hill, which scored Cameron Mabyin and Kole Calhoun.
Danny Espinosa added a sacrifice fly in the 4th inning that scored Andrelton Simmons. Martin Maldonado capped the scoring with a solo home run off of Sergio Romo in the 9th.
Hill went seven innings, giving up three runs on four hits. His record dropped to 4-4 on the season. He struck out seven and walked two after making 99 pitches.
The shutout also meant that the Dodgers ended a streak of 17 consecutive games with at least one home run. That tied the longest stretch since the team moved to Los Angels prior to the 1958 season.
The Angels won for the fourth time in the last five games, and moved two games over .500 at 41-39.
Game 2 of the series goes down tomorrow night at the Ravine. Kenta Maeda (5-3, 4.62 ERA) gets the ball for the Boys in Blue. Jesse Chavez (5-7, 5.15 ERA) takes the mound for the Halos.