Stripling throws another gem in Dodgers 3-1 win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ross Stripling has tentative plans to go to Lake Tahoe or somewhere close by in California during the All-Star break. He'll happily trade the lake for the sweltering July heat of Washington D.C.

Stripling (7-2) is making a strong case to make the NL All-Star team with another terrific outing, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 win over the Angels on Saturday night.

He allowed just one run and three hits - all by Mike Trout - in six innings. The right-hander struck out seven and walked none, and lowered his ERA to 2.14.

''In a good way,'' Stripling said when asked if he was nervous about making the All-Star squad. ''I'm trying not to let it affect me on the field at all. Obviously, I see the stuff on Twitter. Family, friends are asking me. You guys are asking. It's in the back of my mind. Hopefully, I can make it. That would be awesome. I'll try not to worry about it too much. ''

After blowing a save opportunity on Friday night, Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 24th save. Stripling, however, stole the show on another hot afternoon start of 100 degrees.

The 28-year-old Stripling retired nine of the last 10 batters he faced for the Dodgers, who have won five of their last six games.

Trout went 3 for 3 against Stripling, including a solo home run to left-center field in the sixth inning for his 25th of the season and 50th RBI. Trout, who finished 3 for 4 overall in his 11th three-hit game of the season, is now 5 for 5 with two home runs in his career against Stripling.

''I just found that out,'' Trout said of his numbers against Stripling. ''Just trying to get a pitch to hit.''

Stripling started the year in the Dodgers' bullpen. A rash of injuries, to every starter in the rotation, had Stripling back in a starter's role. He has been the best and most consistent starter all season. And most important, he's the only one who has avoided the injury bug. He has a team-best seven wins.

''I'm just honored to be the guy when guys got hurt to be the guy they counted on to step up and go five, six, seven innings every fifth day,'' Stripling said. ''Just feel like I've done my job and hopefully can keep doing my job. Obviously, to think at the beginning of the year to think guys like myself, (Matt) Kemp and (Max) Muncy were going to be potential All-Stars, guys would've told you probably you were lying. That's what we're looking at. If I'm one of the guys that gets chosen to represent the Dodgers, that's awesome. That's what we're shooting for.''

The Angels' Shohei Ohtani fouled a ball off his right knee in the ninth during his at-bat against Jansen. After a trainer, Mike Scioscia and an interpreter went to check on him, he stayed in the game and struck out - but hobbled back to the dugout. He was sore and had his knee wrapped in ice after the game. He will be re-evaluated.

''I think I'll be fine,'' Ohtani said through an interpreter. ''I'll try to be ready for (Sunday).''

Justin Turner hit a two-out single in the fifth inning off Taylor Cole (0-1) to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

Yasiel Puig hit a two-out, solo home run to center field off Noe Ramirez in the ninth to put the Dodgers ahead 3-1.

Deck McGuire made his second start for the Angels. He allowed one hit and struck out six in three innings in his first career appearance against the Dodgers.

In the fourth inning, reliever Jose Alvarez got Cody Bellinger and Matt Kemp to ground out, but then walked Yasmani Grandal and was pulled in favor of Cole.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: RHP Yimi Garcia (right forearm inflammation) was placed on the disabled list. ... LHP Rich Hill (sore neck) is expected to make his scheduled start on Tuesday against San Diego. ... RHP Walker Buehler (right rib micro fracture) is scheduled to throw a five-inning simulated game Sunday. Dave Roberts expects him to make a start next weekend against the Angels.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (right adductor strain) will throw a bullpen this weekend. ... RHP Jim Johnson (lumbar strain) is scheduled to start a rehab assignment at Class A Inland Empire on Sunday.

UP NEXT

Dodgers: LHP Alex Wood (5-5, 3.84 ERA) got the win in the Dodgers' 17-1 victory over Pittsburgh last week. He allowed one run on six hits and walked none in six innings.

Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney (4-6, 3.94 ERA) is grooving in his last six starts at home, where he is 4-1 with a 0.88 ERA. He's 0-2 with a 6.10 ERA in two career starts against the Dodgers.

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  • W: R. Stripling (7-2)L: T. Cole (0-1)S: K. Jansen (24)
  • HR: LAD - Y. Puig (10), LAA - M. Trout (25)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Pederson CF-LF30000022.252.333.533.866-1.0
M. Muncy 3B30000123.270.410.6171.0270.0
J. Turner DH40120012.260.359.411.7702.5
C. Bellinger 1B40000001.237.324.481.8050.0
M. Kemp LF30000100.317.355.550.9051.0
L. Forsythe 2B00000000.205.259.304.5630.0
Y. Grandal C30000121.241.340.449.7890.0
C. Taylor SS40000042.257.339.463.802-2.0
Y. Puig RF42211020.263.324.450.7747.0
E. Hernandez 2B-CF21100210.235.318.484.8023.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    K. Calhoun RF40000022.172.219.262.481-1.0
    A. Simmons SS30000000.312.373.442.8151.0
    M. Trout CF41311000.312.455.6301.0858.0
    J. Upton LF40100002.248.339.437.7751.0
    A. Pujols 1B40000013.243.281.393.675-0.5
    S. Ohtani DH40000020.269.349.492.842-1.0
    L. Valbuena 3B20000020.211.256.354.610-1.0
    a- D. Fletcher PH-3B20000000.283.333.358.6920.0
    M. Maldonado C30000120.242.304.364.6680.0
    I. Kinsler 2B20000000.215.277.377.6541.0
    • a-flied out for Valbuena in the 7th
    BATTING
    • HR - Y. Puig (10)
    • SH - J. Pederson
    • RBI - J. Turner 2 (17), Y. Puig (32)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner 2 (7), Y. Puig (9)
    BATTING
    • HR - M. Trout (25)
    • RBI - M. Trout (50)
    FIELDING
    • E - C. Taylor (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    R. Stripling (W, 7-2)6.03110712.221.0727.5
    E. Paredes (H, 3)0.10000005.871.040.0
    E. Goeddel (H, 4)0.20001002.961.39-1.0
    D. Hudson (H, 2)0.21000003.341.34-1.0
    S. Alexander (H, 10)0.10000003.601.300.0
    K. Jansen (S, 24)1.00000202.340.9411.0
    PITCHERSIP
    R. Stripling (W, 7-2)6.0
    E. Paredes (H, 3)0.1
    E. Goeddel (H, 4)0.2
    D. Hudson (H, 2)0.2
    S. Alexander (H, 10)0.1
    K. Jansen (S, 24)1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. McGuire3.01002606.411.479.0
    J. Alvarez0.20001002.871.19-1.0
    T. Cole (L, 0-1)2.12221402.840.79-2.0
    C. Bedrosian1.00001203.201.473.0
    B. Parker1.00000002.911.133.0
    N. Ramirez1.01110214.531.312.0
    PITCHING
    • HBP - R. Stripling, E. Goeddel
    • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 90-59, E. Paredes 4-2, E. Goeddel 11-4, D. Hudson 11-7, S. Alexander 2-2, K. Jansen 13-10
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 7-5, E. Goeddel 1-1, D. Hudson 1-1, S. Alexander 1-0
    • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 23, E. Paredes, E. Goeddel 4, D. Hudson 3, S. Alexander, K. Jansen 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. McGuire 61-38, J. Alvarez 10-6, T. Cole 43-28, C. Bedrosian 20-12, B. Parker 14-12, N. Ramirez 14-12
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. McGuire 1-2, J. Alvarez 2-0, T. Cole 3-0, B. Parker 1-2, N. Ramirez 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. McGuire 12, J. Alvarez 3, T. Cole 10, C. Bedrosian 4, B. Parker 3, N. Ramirez 4
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    LAD48-40
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    LAA45-45
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Pederson CF-LF30000022.252.333.533.866-1.0
    M. Muncy 3B30000123.270.410.6171.0270.0
    J. Turner DH40120012.260.359.411.7702.5
    C. Bellinger 1B40000001.237.324.481.8050.0
    M. Kemp LF30000100.317.355.550.9051.0
    L. Forsythe 2B00000000.205.259.304.5630.0
    Y. Grandal C30000121.241.340.449.7890.0
    C. Taylor SS40000042.257.339.463.802-2.0
    Y. Puig RF42211020.263.324.450.7747.0
    E. Hernandez 2B-CF21100210.235.318.484.8023.5
    Total30343151411-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      K. Calhoun RF40000022.172.219.262.481-1.0
      A. Simmons SS30000000.312.373.442.8151.0
      M. Trout CF41311000.312.455.6301.0858.0
      J. Upton LF40100002.248.339.437.7751.0
      A. Pujols 1B40000013.243.281.393.675-0.5
      S. Ohtani DH40000020.269.349.492.842-1.0
      L. Valbuena 3B20000020.211.256.354.610-1.0
      a- D. Fletcher PH-3B20000000.283.333.358.6920.0
      M. Maldonado C30000120.242.304.364.6680.0
      I. Kinsler 2B20000000.215.277.377.6541.0
      Total321411197-----
      • a-flied out for Valbuena in the 7th
      BATTING
      • HR - Y. Puig (10)
      • SH - J. Pederson
      • RBI - J. Turner 2 (17), Y. Puig (32)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner 2 (7), Y. Puig (9)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Trout (25)
      • RBI - M. Trout (50)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Taylor (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      R. Stripling (W, 7-2)6.03110712.221.0727.5
      E. Paredes (H, 3)0.10000005.871.040.0
      E. Goeddel (H, 4)0.20001002.961.39-1.0
      D. Hudson (H, 2)0.21000003.341.34-1.0
      S. Alexander (H, 10)0.10000003.601.300.0
      K. Jansen (S, 24)1.00000202.340.9411.0
      Total9.0411191---
      PITCHERSIP
      R. Stripling (W, 7-2)6.0
      E. Paredes (H, 3)0.1
      E. Goeddel (H, 4)0.2
      D. Hudson (H, 2)0.2
      S. Alexander (H, 10)0.1
      K. Jansen (S, 24)1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. McGuire3.01002606.411.479.0
      J. Alvarez0.20001002.871.19-1.0
      T. Cole (L, 0-1)2.12221402.840.79-2.0
      C. Bedrosian1.00001203.201.473.0
      B. Parker1.00000002.911.133.0
      N. Ramirez1.01110214.531.312.0
      Total9.04335141---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. McGuire3.0
      J. Alvarez0.2
      T. Cole (L, 0-1)2.1
      C. Bedrosian1.0
      B. Parker1.0
      N. Ramirez1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Stripling, E. Goeddel
      • Pitches-Strikes - R. Stripling 90-59, E. Paredes 4-2, E. Goeddel 11-4, D. Hudson 11-7, S. Alexander 2-2, K. Jansen 13-10
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Stripling 7-5, E. Goeddel 1-1, D. Hudson 1-1, S. Alexander 1-0
      • Batters Faced - R. Stripling 23, E. Paredes, E. Goeddel 4, D. Hudson 3, S. Alexander, K. Jansen 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. McGuire 61-38, J. Alvarez 10-6, T. Cole 43-28, C. Bedrosian 20-12, B. Parker 14-12, N. Ramirez 14-12
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. McGuire 1-2, J. Alvarez 2-0, T. Cole 3-0, B. Parker 1-2, N. Ramirez 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. McGuire 12, J. Alvarez 3, T. Cole 10, C. Bedrosian 4, B. Parker 3, N. Ramirez 4
      • 9TH INNING
        Puig homered to center31
      • 6TH INNING
        Trout homered to center21
      • 5TH INNING
        Turner singled to right, Puig and Hernandez scored, Turner to second20
      • 9TH INNING
        • Noe Ramirez relieved Blake Parker
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Grandal grounded out to second
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Puig homered to center
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Kenley Jansen relieved Scott Alexander
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • D. Fletcher: Strike looking, Ball, Fletcher flied out to deep left
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Blake Parker relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • J. Turner: Foul, Turner grounded out to third
        • C. Bellinger: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Bellinger popped out to second
        • M. Kemp: Kemp flied out to left
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Daniel Hudson relieved Erik Goeddel
        • Logan Forsythe at second base
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Simmons lined out to left
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Trout grounded out to first
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Upton singled to center
        • Scott Alexander relieved Daniel Hudson
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Taylor Cole
        • Y. Puig: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Foul, Pederson flied out to deep left
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Edward Paredes relieved Ross Stripling
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ohtani fouled out to catcher
        • David Fletcher hit for Luis Valbuena
        • Erik Goeddel relieved Edward Paredes
        • D. Fletcher: Ball, Fletcher flied out to left
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Maldonado walked
        • I. Kinsler: Ball, Kinsler hit by pitch, Maldonado to second
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • T. Cole Pitching:
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Kemp grounded out to shortstop
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
        • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to second
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout homered to center
        • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton grounded out to third
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Ball, Pujols flied out to center
        • End of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • T. Cole Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Puig singled to left
        • E. Hernandez: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Hernandez walked, Puig to second
        • J. Pederson: Pederson hit sacrifice bunt to first, Puig to third, Hernandez to second
        • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
        • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner singled to right, Puig and Hernandez scored, Turner to second
        • C. Bellinger: Bellinger grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Ball, Maldonado grounded out to third
        • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Kinsler grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun struck out looking
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Jose Alvarez relieved Deck McGuire
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to first
        • M. Kemp: Foul, Kemp grounded out to first
        • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked
        • Taylor Cole relieved Jose Alvarez
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
        • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Pujols struck out looking
        • S. Ohtani: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ohtani grounded out to first
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. McGuire Pitching:
        • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
        • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez singled to center
        • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked, Hernandez to second
        • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Turner struck out looking
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • I. Kinsler: Foul, Ball, Kinsler fouled out to first
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Ball, Simmons hit by pitch
        • M. Trout: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Trout singled to left center, Simmons to third
        • J. Upton: Ball, Upton flied out to right
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. McGuire Pitching:
        • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked
        • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
        • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • S. Ohtani: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ohtani struck out swinging
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. McGuire Pitching:
        • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
        • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy flied out to deep right
        • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Turner flied out to deep right
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • R. Stripling Pitching:
        • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to third
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Simmons lined out to center
        • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Trout singled to right
        • J. Upton: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Upton reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Trout to second on shortstop Taylor fielding error
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Foul, Pujols lined out to center
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)