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Dodgers Beat Angels To Salvage One Game Of Sloppy Freeway Series

Jun 25, 2010 - Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Rafael Furcal's two-run double fueled a five- run fourth inning, as the Dodgers notched their first win this season in the Freeway Series with a 10-6 decision over the Angels.

Casey Blake and Jamey Carroll collected three hits apiece and knocked in a run for the Dodgers, who snapped a six-game losing streak and avoided a third consecutive interleague sweep.

"Putting the five-spot up in the fourth was big and it was nice that we continued to score," said Dodgers manager Joe Torre. "We were aggressive on the basepaths. We had a lot of life tonight."

Charlie Haeger returned from a stint on the disabled list with a sprained right toe to start for the Dodgers. The knuckleballer gave up four runs on five hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings. Jeff Weaver (4-1) tossed a scoreless inning to get the win.

Bobby Abreu went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs batted in for the Angels, who posted a 5-1 record against their crosstown rivals.

Scott Kazmir (7-6) allowed five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings. He had won four straight starts.

Abreu's RBI single staked the Angels to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Dodgers erupted in the fourth.

Matt Kemp led off with a single and Kazmir hit James Loney with a pitch. After Russell Martin drew a one-out walk, Reed Johnson reached on an infield single to plate the tying run. Furcal's double gave the visitors the lead and Carroll singled home Johnson before Furcal scored on a fielder's choice to make 5-1.

"My fastball command wasn't there, but I had a good feel with other pitches," Kazmir said. "Hitting Loney and walking Martin in the fourth was big. You can't give guys free bases."

Mike Napoli hit a solo home run to center field off Haeger in the fourth. A sacrifice fly by Martin in the fifth restored the Dodgers' four-run advantage.

Torii Hunter and Hideki Matsui stroked RBI singles to trim the Angels' deficit to 6-4 in the bottom of the inning.

The Dodgers increased their lead to 8-4 in the seventh on RBI singles by Manny Ramirez and Blake. Ramirez and Loney both contributed run-scoring singles in the eighth.

The Angels picked up two runs in the ninth on a double by Kevin Frandsen and single by Abreu.

The game was delayed for 18 minutes in the top of the seventh inning when a set of lights overlooking right field went out. The lights remained out when play resumed...The Dodgers improved to 3-9 against the American League this season...The Dodgers are just 14-26 all-time at Angel Stadium