Wow, that was a pleasant surprise. One outing after being referenced in this blog as one half of the Dodgers' black hole, Dan Haren went out and pitched 7.1 innings of three-hit ball to lead the Dodgers to victory. Despite accounting for the earned run that scored on a Chris Iannetta sac fly later that inning (Brandon League at the mound), Haren was pretty solid, with 4 Ks and 0 BBs. Way to go, Dan!
Kenley Jansen allowed a leadoff single in the ninth to Kole Calhoun, who advanced to second with a SB; however, Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton struck out, bookending a Albert Pujols fly out to center, to seal the game. Trout, Pujols, and Hamilton combined to go 0-for-12.
sole offense came from the Matt Kemp's two-run HR in the second inning, and Andre Ethier's RBI (Sax: edited; that's what I get for not watching this game). Kemp has now hit six HR in his last nine games. Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier, both in the middle of offensive troubles, each went 2-for-4. And the Dodgers eke out the win in Anaheim.
One more game with the Angels tomorrow!