The Los Angeles Angels concluded their spring training on Wednesday afternoon with a power display at Dodger Stadium, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3. The victory gave the Angels the Freeway Series crown for a third straight season, this year two games to one.
The Angels are 15-3-3 in exhibition games against the Dodgers since 2004.
Albert Pujols hit a 441-foot blast into the loge level down the left field line in the first inning off Dodgers starter Nathan Eovaldi. One inning later, Mark Trumbo hit a 444-foot home run to center field. Eovaldi allowed seven runs, including three home runs, and was optioned to Double A Chattanooga after the game as the Dodgers finalized their opening day roster.
Jorge Cantu, who after the game was optioned to Triple A Salt Lake City by the Angels, hit a home run in the seventh inning off Fernando Nieve, his second of the spring.
The Angels finished their spring with a 19-12-2 record. They are off on Thursday, then host the Kansas City Royals for three games beginning Friday night in Anaheim. The Dodgers, 15-15-4 in the spring, open a four-game series at Petco Park in San Diego on Thursday afternoon.