Juan Rivera hit a three-run home run off Jerome Williams in the bottom of the eighth inning Tuesday night to give the Los Angeles Dodgers a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels at Dodger Stadium. The win snapped a five-game home losing streak for the Dodgers, and snapped a 10-game road winning streak for the Angels.
It was the first home run for Rivera against his former team.
The Dodgers scored four in the eighth inning off Williams, who was cruising after seven innings having retired 11 of his last 12 batters. But with two runners on base, Williams was left in the game to face Andre Ethier, who delivered a game-tying RBI single, which was followed by Rivera's home run.
Left-handed reliever Scott Downs was unavailable to pitch to Ethier in the eighth inning because of a pulled side muscle, per Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Albert Pujols went 2-for-5 on Tuesday, his seventh consecutive game with two or more hits, which represents a career high for the slugger.
Aaron Harang allowed two runs in seven innings for the Dodgers, picking up a no-decision. Both runs were unearned, thanks to separate errors by Adam Kennedy and Dee Gordon.
Gordon stole three bases on the night, tying his career high.
C.J. Wilson gets the start for the Angels in the series finale on Wednesday night. Nathan Eovaldi gets the start for the Dodgers.
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