LOS ANGELES (AP) – Erick Aybar led off the ninth inning with his first home run of the season, Alberto Callaspo also went deep and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 2-1 Wednesday night in the rubber game of the season’s first Freeway Series.
Aybar jumped on a 1-1 pitch from closer Kenley Jansen (4-2) and deposited it into the pavilion seats in right-center. LaTroy Hawkins (1-1) earned his first victory with the Angels after pitching a hitless eighth in relief of C.J. Wilson.
Ernesto Frieri got three outs for his sixth save in six chances, retiring pinch-hitter and former Angel Bobby Abreu on a comebacker with two runners in scoring position.