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Freeway Series 2012, Angels Vs. Dodgers: Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo Power Halos To 8-3 Win

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.

For more on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA. For the latest on the Angels, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.