LOS ANGELES — Max Muncy homered and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally past the Angels 3-2 on Friday night in the resumption of the Freeway Series.
The Angels took two out of three last week in Anaheim.
Muncy, who will participate in next week’s Home Run Derby, singled to deep right-centre off Cam Bedrosian (3-2), scoring pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe and Joc Pederson to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2.
Muncy took second on right fielder Kole Calhoun’s throw that sailed over the head of catcher Jose Briceno. Bedrosian scrambled to the backstop, but he bobbled the ball and had no throw to the plate as Pederson scored.
Caleb Ferguson (2-1) got the win with two perfect innings of relief. Scott Alexander induced a double play to end the ninth for his first save.
The Angels got the potential tying run on in the ninth when pinch-hitter Shohei Ohtani doubled with one out. Briceno beat out the throw from shortstop to put runners on the corners. David Fletcher grounded into a game-ending double play to third base. First baseman Cody Bellinger barely tagged Fletcher before he got to the bag for the final out.
Muncy’s 22nd home run in the first off starter Felix Pena gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.
Calhoun tied the game with a homer leading off the third and put the Angels ahead 2-1 with another solo shot leading off the fifth.
Mike Trout went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts for the Angels, who were without slugger Albert Pujols. He went on the disabled list earlier Friday.