The Los Angeles Dodgers held a 2-0 lead after the first inning but couldn't score after that, and dropped their series opener 3-2 to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Kenley Jansen allowed the winning run, and RBI single by Albert Pujols with two outs in the top of the ninth inning.
Dee Gordon had two hits, a walk, and a stolen base for the Dodgers, who have now dropped five straight home games after beginning the season winning 21 of their first 26 games at Dodger Stadium.
Andre Ethier, who is reportedly on the verge of an $85 million contract extension with the Dodgers, went 0-for-4 on the night with three strikeouts, but also drove in a run on a first inning groundout.
Chris Capuano pitched into the sixth inning for the Dodgers, but he wasn't sharp by any means. Capuano allowed eight hits and walked four, but he allowed just two runs in his five innings of work.
Aaron Harang gets the start for the Dodgers in the second game of the series on Tuesday night, while Jerome Williams takes the hill for the Angels.