(CBS) — Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully talked about the matchup between Jered Weaver and Clayton Kershaw all week-long, and the two young aces didn’t disappoint on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
But it was Tony Gwynn Jr. who was the hero, he singled home Trent Oeltjen off Jordan Walden with two outs in the 9th inning giving the Dodgers a dramatic 3-2 victory and avoiding a 3- game sweep.
Earlier in the 9th, the Dodgers tied the game when Aaron Miles hit a sacrifice fly to CF, Dee Gordon was called safe at the plate on a questionable call that sent Angels Manager Mike Scioscia to home plate to argue the call.
” He was called safe, he was out, you can’t hang your hat on an umpires call. You need to be good enough and to play at a high enough level to absorb bad breaks here and there, to absorb an umps bad call. ” Scioscia told reporters after the game.
Despite pitching 7 strong innings, Weaver was denied his 10th win of the season.
His lone blemish came in the 7th inning after a 2-out single by Kershaw and a run-scoring triple by Gwynn Jr. off the glove of Vernon Wells.
Kershaw (8-3) went the distance and now leads all of MLB with 128 strikeouts on the season after registering 11 Ks.
The Angels took the lead in the top of the 9th after Wells hit a solo-homer giving the Angels a 2-1 lead.
The Dodgers hit the road to face the Minnesota Twins on Monday, while the Angels welcome Davey Johnson and the Washinton Nationals to Anaheim.
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