Nolasco ends winless drought, Angels end Dodgers' win streak

LOS ANGELES (AP) Ricky Nolasco was pitching well while holding the big-hitting Dodgers scoreless. The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit him in the shin and ended his night.

Still, Nolasco pitched into the seventh inning to pick up his first win in almost two months, Yunel Escobar drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels snapped the Dodgers' 10-game winning streak, 4-0 on Monday night.

Nolasco (3-9) gave up five hits while striking out five and walking two in 6 2/3 innings. He left the game after getting hit by a line drive by Enrique Hernandez. Nolasco was 0-7 in 10 starts since beating Oakland on April 27.

''Staying positive is the main thing,'' Nolasco said. ''That was a bad little streak going there. I'd been feeling good in whatever games I'd been losing or whatever. Just trying to carry that over to (Monday) and make some pitches.

''Obviously they have a good lineup and things like that. Just trying to give us a chance to win and make a lot of good pitches.''

The Dodgers also ended a streak of 17 consecutive games with at least one home run, which was tied for the longest stretch since moving to Los Angeles before the 1958 season. Their franchise record is 24 consecutive games set by Brooklyn in 1956.

Cam Bedrosian relieved Nolasco after he took the ball to the shin and faced runners on second and third with one out. He struck out pinch hitter Mike Freeman and Chase Utley to end the inning.

''It's huge. We don't look too much into it,'' Bedrosian said of stopping the Dodgers win streak. ''Of course you see the guys that are hot, but we don't go into any series thinking any team is better than we are. We just come in and do our job and let the cards fall where they are.

Danny Espinosa had a sacrifice fly and Martin Maldonado added a solo homer to help the Angels win for the fourth time in five games.

Dodgers starter Rich Hill (4-4) gave up three runs and four hits in a season-high seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.

''We lost a baseball game, but the biggest win is for Rich to give us seven innings, and pitch the way that 2016 Rich threw the baseball,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said.

The Angels took the lead on Escobar's two-out, two-run single in the third. With one out, Cameron Maybin and Kole Calhoun had a double steal to advance to second and third, and scored on Escobar's hit to right field.

In the fourth, Andrelton Simmons led off with a triple to deep center and scored on Espinosa's fly ball to left field.

Maldonado added his eighth homer of the season in the ninth.

Nolasco retired seven in a row until Yasiel Puig beat out an infield hit for a single in the seventh inning. Hernandez then hit the liner back at the mound and the ball ricocheted off Nolasco and past first base into the foul territory in right field.

''Ricky knows he's a better pitcher than what his numbers show so far this year,'' Mike Scioscia said. ''We know he's a better pitcher. Hopefully, he took some steps to get to that pitching we saw last year when he was throwing the balls as well as anybody in our league.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Mike Trout (thumb surgery) is swinging off a tee. Scioscia said he will progress to soft toss and then live batting practice. That could be on the Angels next homestand. ... Escobar (left thumb sprain) missed the previous two games.

Dodgers: SS Corey Seager (hamstring) ran sprints and did agility drills. RHP Brandon McCarthy (right knee tendinitis) was placed on the disabled list. ... LHP Scott Kazmir (left hip) threw three innings in a rehab assignment at Single-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday and gave up four hits one run, a home run to the first batter he faced.

NO PLACE LIKE THE ROAD

Recently, the road is a friendly place for the Angels, who have won their last four road series. Their road record is inching closer to .500 (20-23).

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Jesse Chavez (5-7, 5.15) has a career 3.32 ERA against the Dodgers, whom he pitched for last year after being traded from Toronto mid-season. Chavez allowed five runs in just four innings Thursday against the Yankees but was not involved in the decision.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (5-3, 4.62) is making a spot start to give those starters not named Clayton Kershaw a day of rest. He will then go back to the bullpen, where he's made two relief appearances.

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  • HR: LAA - M. Maldonado (8)
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BATTING
  • 3B - A. Simmons
  • HR - M. Maldonado (8)
  • SF - D. Espinosa (2)
  • RBI - Y. Escobar 2 (23), M. Maldonado (24), D. Espinosa (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Escobar 2 (17)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Utley (9), C. Taylor (14), E. Hernandez (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Maybin (24), K. Calhoun 2 (4)
  • CS - Y. Escobar (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (3)
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R. Nolasco (W, 3-9)6.15002504.471.4223.5
C. Bedrosian (H, 3)0.20000201.640.911.0
K. Middleton (H, 3)1.00000103.131.133.5
D. Hernandez1.00001002.100.942.0
PITCHERSIP
R. Nolasco (W, 3-9)6.1
C. Bedrosian (H, 3)0.2
K. Middleton (H, 3)1.0
D. Hernandez1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (L, 4-4)7.04332704.601.4513.5
L. Avilan1.02000103.431.571.5
S. Romo1.02111115.701.27-0.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (L, 4-4)7.0
L. Avilan1.0
S. Romo1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Nolasco 84-48, C. Bedrosian 10-8, K. Middleton 12-8, D. Hernandez 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Nolasco 7-7, D. Hernandez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Nolasco 26, C. Bedrosian 2, K. Middleton 3, D. Hernandez 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Hill (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 99-70, L. Avilan 17-10, S. Romo 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 4-9, L. Avilan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 27, L. Avilan 4, S. Romo 6
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A. Simmons SS41100012.280.334.413.7483.5
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  • a-walked for Middleton in the 9th
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J. Turner 3B40000002.385.469.5441.0130.0
C. Bellinger 1B30000131.271.340.6701.010-0.5
Y. Grandal C30000100.263.315.448.7631.0
J. Pederson CF30000113.235.361.430.7910.5
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  • a-struck out for Hill in the 7th
BATTING
  • 3B - A. Simmons
  • HR - M. Maldonado (8)
  • SF - D. Espinosa (2)
  • RBI - Y. Escobar 2 (23), M. Maldonado (24), D. Espinosa (29)
  • 2-Out RBI - Y. Escobar 2 (17)
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Utley (9), C. Taylor (14), E. Hernandez (18)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - C. Maybin (24), K. Calhoun 2 (4)
  • CS - Y. Escobar (4)
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - Y. Puig (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Nolasco (W, 3-9)6.15002504.471.4223.5
C. Bedrosian (H, 3)0.20000201.640.911.0
K. Middleton (H, 3)1.00000103.131.133.5
D. Hernandez1.00001002.100.942.0
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PITCHERSIP
R. Nolasco (W, 3-9)6.1
C. Bedrosian (H, 3)0.2
K. Middleton (H, 3)1.0
D. Hernandez1.0
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PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (L, 4-4)7.04332704.601.4513.5
L. Avilan1.02000103.431.571.5
S. Romo1.02111115.701.27-0.5
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PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (L, 4-4)7.0
L. Avilan1.0
S. Romo1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Nolasco 84-48, C. Bedrosian 10-8, K. Middleton 12-8, D. Hernandez 13-8
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Nolasco 7-7, D. Hernandez 2-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Nolasco 26, C. Bedrosian 2, K. Middleton 3, D. Hernandez 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - R. Hill (5)
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 99-70, L. Avilan 17-10, S. Romo 18-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 4-9, L. Avilan 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 27, L. Avilan 4, S. Romo 6
  • 9TH INNING
    Maldonado homered to left40
  • 4TH INNING
    Espinosa hit sacrifice fly to left, Simmons scored30
  • 3RD INNING
    Escobar singled to right center, Maybin and Calhoun scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Sergio Romo relieved Luis Avilan
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Simmons flied out to left
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Ball, Maldonado homered to left
    • D. Espinosa: Espinosa singled to left center
    • E. Young: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
    • Luis Valbuena hit for Keynan Middleton
    • L. Valbuena: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Valbuena walked, Espinosa to second
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Maybin fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez pitching
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Grandal grounded out to first
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • Y. Puig: Puig grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pederson out at second
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Luis Avilan pitching
    • C. Maybin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Maybin grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Calhoun singled to left center
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pujols singled to right, Calhoun out at third
    • Y. Escobar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Keynan Middleton relieved Cam Bedrosian
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Taylor flied out to center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Turner lined out to center
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • M. Maldonado: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
    • D. Espinosa: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Espinosa hit by pitch
    • E. Young: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
    • R. Nolasco: Ball, Nolasco flied out to right
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Pederson grounded out to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig reached on an infield single to pitcher
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez doubled to right, Puig to third
    • Cam Bedrosian relieved Ricky Nolasco
    • Mike Freeman hit for Rich Hill
    • M. Freeman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Utley struck out looking
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pujols lined out to center
    • Y. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul tip, Escobar struck out on foul tip
    • A. Simmons: Simmons popped out to third
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • J. Turner: Turner grounded out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bellinger struck out looking
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Grandal lined out to center
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • R. Nolasco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Nolasco flied out to center
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maybin struck out swinging
    • K. Calhoun: Calhoun lined out to center
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • R. Hill: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hill struck out swinging
    • C. Utley: Ball, Ball, Utley flied out to left
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor grounded out to third
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons tripled to deep center
    • M. Maldonado: Ball, Maldonado lined out to third
    • D. Espinosa: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Espinosa hit sacrifice fly to left, Simmons scored
    • E. Young: Strike swinging, Young grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal popped out to shortstop
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Pederson flied out to deep right
    • Y. Puig: Puig singled to left center
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Hernandez reached on fielder's choice to third, Puig out at second
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • R. Nolasco: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Nolasco walked
    • C. Maybin: Maybin reached on an infield single to second, Nolasco to second
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Calhoun reached on fielder's choice to third, Nolasco out at third, Maybin to second
    • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols flied out to left
    • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Maybin stole third Calhoun to second, Escobar singled to right center, Maybin and Calhoun scored
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar caught stealing, catcher to second
    • Middle of the 3rd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Utley flied out to left
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Taylor doubled to center
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Turner grounded out to third
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
    • D. Espinosa: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Espinosa grounded out to second
    • E. Young: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Puig grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • R. Hill: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hill grounded out to third
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Maybin grounded out to third
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
    • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols flied out to right
    • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Calhoun stole second, Escobar reached on an infield single to third, Calhoun to third
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Simmons struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • R. Nolasco Pitching:
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike looking, Utley doubled to deep right center
    • C. Taylor: Taylor lined out to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center, Utley to third
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked, Bellinger to second
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)