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Dodgers top Angels after teams play through 'quake

By JOE RESNICK
Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES (AP) Playing through an earthquake that was felt in the ballpark, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Angels 5-4 in 10 innings Friday night after rookie Joc Pederson hit a tying home run in the eighth.

Pinch-hitter Darnell Sweeney won it with an RBI single in the 10th inning against Jeremy Berg, evening the exhibition Freeway Series at a game apiece just hours after the Angels signed Mike Trout to a $144.5 million contract.

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake was felt inside Chavez Ravine and surrounding counties at approximately 9:11 p.m., just as A.J. Ellis was batting in the Dodgers' sixth inning.

''A little tremor here in the ballpark. I'm not sure if the folks felt it, but we certainly felt it here in press box row,'' Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully said on the air. ''A tremor and only that, thank goodness.''

The epicenter was about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles in Brea, a short hop down the 57 Freeway to Angel Stadium.

''I felt it,'' Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen said. ''I thought I was tripping, to be honest with you. I felt the shaking, I looked at everybody and we all were just looking at each other. Nobody said nothing. Then I said, `Did you feel it?' And everybody said, `Yeah, we felt it.' Then Luis, the security guy, came in and said, `Yeah, it was an earthquake - 5.1.'''

Josh Hamilton hit a three-run homer for the Angels. Trout was scratched because of a stomach virus, but still had a big day.

The 22-year-old outfielder finalized a six-year contract that keeps him under club control through 2020. The team said he and his family will be at a splashy news conference open to fans Saturday in the parking lot at Angel Stadium, along with owner Arte Moreno, manager Mike Scioscia and general manager Jerry Dipoto.

''I think everybody's obviously thrilled that it got done,'' Scioscia said. ''He's a special player and a special person. I think they're going to give more clarity on it tomorrow. To be honest, I don't even know the terms.''

Trout finished second in AL MVP voting to Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera in each of his first two full big league seasons. The two-time All-Star was a unanimous choice for AL Rookie of the Year in 2012.

Last month, Trout agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract for 2014. His new deal begins in 2015.

The Dodgers loaded the bases with none out in the ninth against Matt Shoemaker, who escaped unscathed. Corey Seager struck out and Pederson grounded into a 4-2-6 double play with Scioscia employing a five-man infield.

Scioscia used that same tactic in the 10th, but wasn't as fortunate.

Hamilton hit his second homer of the spring with one out in the first, and the Angels tacked on another run in the third on David Freese's two-out hit after a double by Albert Pujols.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was 1 for 3, one day after he was hit on the right elbow by a pitch from Hector Santiago and removed from the game for precautionary reasons.

STARTING TIME

Angels: Right-hander Garrett Richards allowed three runs - one earned - and seven hits over 5 1-3 innings in his fifth spring start. He left with a 4-3 lead, but reliever Fernando Salas gave up Pederson's leadoff homer.

Dodgers: Zach Lee, the team's first-round draft pick in 2010, allowed four runs and five hits over five innings. He threw 72 pitches in his third start of the spring.

The 22-year-old right-hander got the assignment in place of Stephen Fife, who was ill, and will be joining Fife at Triple-A Albuquerque to start the season.

UP IN THE AIR

Two-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw, who is missing a turn in the Dodgers' rotation because of a swollen muscle in his left upper back, played catch Friday and will do the same Saturday.

It's unclear if he'll be able to pitch in next Friday's home opener.

''I don't think we're ready to put that timeline out there. We still have to get past these next few days,'' manager Don Mattingly said. ''I'm sure every day is going to be a little bit of a barrier to cross. ... We're not going to let Clayton go out there if he's not 100 percent. So if there's any doubt, then we're going to hold him back.''

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AP Sports Writer Beth Harris contributed to this report.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

J. Hamilton
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
Los Angeles

D. Sweeney
AB 1
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kole Calhoun, RF4110101 .279
Howie Kendrick, 2B3000000 .370
   Grant Green, 2B-SS2000012 .340
Albert Pujols, 1B3220000 .321
   C.J. Cron, 1B2000002 .292
Josh Hamilton, CF3113011 .367
   Ian Stewart, 3B1000010 .298
David Freese, 3B3011000 .260
   Collin Cowgill, PR-CF1000000 .260
Raul Ibanez, DH3000002 .226
   a-Brennan Boesch, PH-DH1000010 .263
Erick Aybar, SS2000101 .306
   Shawn O'Malley, 2B1000010 .300
Hank Conger, C3000112 .125
   Taylor Lindsey, PR0000000 .067
   Luis Martinez, C0000000 .333
J.B. Shuck, LF3010001 .281
   Matt Long, LF1000001 .408
Garrett Richards, P0000000 .000
   Kevin Jepsen, P0000000 .000
   Joe Smith, P0000000 .000
   Fernando Salas, P0000000 .000
   Matt Shoemaker, P0000000 .000
   Jeremy Berg, P0000000 .000
Totals3646436  
a-struck out for Ibanez in the 9th
Batting
2B - Albert Pujols (6, Lee)
HR - Josh Hamilton (2, Lee)
RBI - Josh Hamilton 3 (8), David Freese (8)
2-OUT RBI - David Freese (4)
SB - Kole Calhoun (4, 2nd base off Demel/Butera)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Matt Long 1
DP - Aybar-Kendrick-Pujols, Aybar-Kendrick-Pujols-Long-Conger-Green
E - C.J. Cron (2, Misplayed grounder), Garrett Richards (1, Misplayed grounder), Ian Stewart (2, Throwing)
Los Angeles (A.L.) Angels
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garrett Richards 5.1733160 3.86
Kevin Jepsen (H,5) 0.2000000 2.38
Joe Smith (H,8) 1000030 2.79
Fernando Salas (BS,1) 1211021 3.60
Matt Shoemaker (L,1-1) 1.1411010 3.09
Jeremy Berg 0100000 0.00
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Garrett Richards 9-2, Fernando Salas 1-0, Matt Shoemaker 3-0
Batters Faced - Garrett Richards 25, Kevin Jepsen 2, Joe Smith 3, Fernando Salas 5, Matt Shoemaker 8, Jeremy Berg 1
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carl Crawford, LF3000010 .158
   Scott Van Slyke, RF2010010 .216
Yasiel Puig, RF3010010 .149
   Chris Withrow, P0000000 .000
   Chone Figgins, 2B1000010 .179
Hanley Ramirez, SS3010021 .267
   Corey Seager, PR-SS2100023 .200
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B3110000 .324
   Joc Pederson, PR-CF2211001 .200
Andre Ethier, CF2010100 .341
   Justin Turner, 1B2010010 .371
   Trayvon Robinson, PR0100000 .167
Juan Uribe, 3B3021001 .279
   Miguel Rojas, 3B1000000 .429
A.J. Ellis, C3011000 .135
   Drew Butera, C2020000 .286
Dee Gordon, 2B3000015 .277
   Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
   Chris Perez, P0000000 .000
   a-Tim Federowicz, PH1000011 .071
   Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
   Sam Demel, P0000000 .000
   b-Darnell Sweeney, PH1011000 .308
Zach Lee, P1000000 .000
   c-Mike Baxter, PH-LF3010012 .275
Totals415144112  
a-struck out for Perez in the 8th
b-singled for Demel in the 10th
c-struck out for Lee in the 5th
Batting
HR - Joc Pederson (3, Salas)
SH - Chone Figgins (1), Miguel Rojas (1)
RBI - Joc Pederson (6), Juan Uribe (7), A.J. Ellis (1), Darnell Sweeney (2)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Gordon-H. Ramirez-Gonzalez, Gordon-H. Ramirez-Gonzalez-Gordon-H. Ramirez-Gonzalez
E - Zach Lee (1, Throwing), Juan Uribe (1, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zach Lee 5544221 6.52
Chris Withrow 1000000 4.32
Jamey Wright 1000000 8.59
Chris Perez 1000010 2.70
Kenley Jansen 1000020 0.00
Sam Demel (W,1-0) 1100110 0.00
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zach Lee 10-2, Chris Withrow 2-2, Jamey Wright 3-0, Chris Perez 1-1, Kenley Jansen 1-0, Sam Demel 1-1
Batters Faced - Zach Lee 21, Chris Withrow 4, Jamey Wright 3, Chris Perez 3, Kenley Jansen 3, Sam Demel 5
Game Information
Attendance - 39143
Game Time - 3:42
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Tom Woodring, Third Base - Chad Whitson