Muncy homers, singles in go-ahead run; Dodgers top Angels

LOS ANGELES (AP) Max Muncy tuned up for next week's Home Run Derby and the Los Angeles Dodgers kept a slim hold on their lead in the NL West standings.

Muncy homered and drove in the tying run in the seventh inning, helping the Dodgers rally past the Angels 3-2 on Friday night in the resumption of the Freeway Series.

The Angels took two out of three last week in Anaheim. The series is tied 2-2 with two games remaining.

Muncy singled to deep right-center off Cam Bedrosian (3-2), scoring pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe and Joc Pederson to put the Dodgers ahead 3-2.

Muncy took second on right fielder Kole Calhoun's throw that sailed over the head of catcher Jose Briceno. Bedrosian scrambled to the backstop, but he bobbled the ball and had no throw to the plate as Pederson scored.

''I got it kind of on my right side, I don't think I ever really got closed all the way,'' Calhoun said. ''Just kind of sailed that throw and with Joc on second I felt like I might have to hurry a little bit and turns out he wasn't even going. It's just a throw that's got to be down and just not executed by me.''

Caleb Ferguson (2-1) got the win with two perfect innings of relief with three strikeouts. Scott Alexander induced a double play to end the ninth for his first save.

The Angels got the potential tying run on in the ninth when pinch-hitter Shohei Ohtani doubled with one out. Briceno beat out the throw from shortstop to put runners on the corners. David Fletcher grounded into a game-ending double play to third base. Second baseman Logan Forsythe's throw pulled first baseman Cody Bellinger off the bag and he barely tagged Fletcher before he got to the bag for the final out.

''Cody did a lot to help us win defensively,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''If that goes awry and they score it could get a little dicey.''

Muncy's team-leading 22nd home run in the first off starter Felix Pena gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.

Calhoun tied it with a homer leading off the third and put the Angels ahead 2-1 with another solo shot leading off the fifth.

''It's been good since coming off the DL and hopefully it just continues to keep going that way,'' Calhoun said.

Mike Trout went 1 for 4 with two strikeouts for the Angels, who were without slugger Albert Pujols. He went on the disabled list earlier Friday.

Pena gave up one run and three hits in four innings. He struck out five and walked three.

Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler came off the disabled list to make his first start since June 8. He allowed two runs and six hits in five innings, struck out five and walked one.

''Kind of a battle, one of those grinder games,'' Buehler said. ''I'm still trying to find my rhythm. The velocity was still up and down a little.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Pujols (left knee inflammation) went on the 10-day DL after having an injection in his knee. He's expected to miss six games.

Dodgers: 3B Justin Turner (left hip) got treatment and was available to hit. He initially hurt it on a checked swing and it bothered him running Thursday at San Diego. ... LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) threw a bullpen session and will have another one in a few days. ... LHP Rich Hill threw a bullpen session and could be used in relief this weekend to stay sharp. He isn't dealing with any injuries. ... LHP Julio Urias (left shoulder surgery rehab) has clocked 92 mph while throwing to hitters and is progressing well.

UTLEY NEARING THE END

Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley announced that he will retire at season's end to spend more time with his wife and two young sons. He had a pinch-hit single leading off the fifth.

BIRTHDAY BOY

Bellinger, who turned 23 on Friday, was 1 for 2 with two walks.

TROUT AS FASHION STATEMENT

Before the game, Bedrosian, Taylor Cole, Oliver Drake, Deck McGuire and Noe Ramirez wore shirts with an oversized version of Trout's face on the front while they were in the outfield.

The shirts were a recent giveaway at Angel Stadium.

UP NEXT

LHP Andrew Heaney (5-6, 3.84 ERA) starts for the Angels, having allowed three runs over seven innings in his last start against the Dodgers last weekend. LHP Alex Wood (5-5, 3.88) goes for the Dodgers after not factoring in the decision against their rivals last Sunday.

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  • W: C. Ferguson (2-1)L: C. Bedrosian (3-2)S: S. Alexander (1)
  • HR: LAA - K. Calhoun 2 (8), LAD - M. Muncy (22)
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  • a-doubled for Anderson in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Robles in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF51100013.250.329.522.8512.5
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C. Taylor SS40000024.253.332.450.782-1.0
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  • a-singled for Buehler in the 5th
  • b-singled for Ferguson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Ohtani (10)
  • HR - K. Calhoun 2 (8)
  • RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (25)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (17), C. Bellinger (22), E. Hernandez (8)
  • HR - M. Muncy (22)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 2 (41)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Simmons (6), I. Kinsler (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler-Simmons-Fernandez)
  • E - K. Calhoun (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Muncy-Forsythe-Bellinger)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Pena4.03113513.421.337.5
J. Alvarez1.02000002.751.221.0
H. Robles (H, 5)1.01000104.151.352.5
C. Bedrosian (L, 3-2) (BS, 5)0.13220003.431.45-10.0
J. Anderson1.20002203.441.532.0
PITCHERSIP
F. Pena4.0
J. Alvarez1.0
H. Robles (H, 5)1.0
C. Bedrosian (L, 3-2) (BS, 5)0.1
J. Anderson1.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler5.06221523.451.088.5
C. Ferguson (W, 2-1)2.00000304.181.1414.5
E. Goeddel (H, 5)1.00001102.761.332.5
S. Alexander (S, 1)1.02000003.401.308.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler5.0
C. Ferguson (W, 2-1)2.0
E. Goeddel (H, 5)1.0
S. Alexander (S, 1)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Anderson (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 74-44, J. Alvarez 16-12, H. Robles 19-14, C. Bedrosian 18-11, J. Anderson 24-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 4-2, J. Alvarez 2-1, H. Robles 1-1, C. Bedrosian 1-0, J. Anderson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - F. Pena 17, J. Alvarez 5, H. Robles 4, C. Bedrosian 4, J. Anderson 7
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Buehler (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 79-52, C. Ferguson 21-17, E. Goeddel 21-11, S. Alexander 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 2-8, C. Ferguson 2-1, E. Goeddel 2-0, S. Alexander 2-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 22, C. Ferguson 6, E. Goeddel 4, S. Alexander 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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M. Trout CF40100021.313.455.6141.0690.0
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L. Valbuena 3B-1B40000035.205.248.345.594-1.5
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  • a-doubled for Anderson in the 9th
  • b-lined out for Robles in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF51100013.250.329.522.8512.5
M. Muncy 3B41221011.276.415.6181.0327.5
M. Kemp RF30100101.316.359.535.8932.0
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S. Alexander P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Bellinger 1B20100202.243.327.485.8124.0
Y. Grandal C30100123.240.338.442.7801.0
C. Taylor SS40000024.253.332.450.782-1.0
A. Toles CF40000011.214.267.286.552-0.5
E. Hernandez 2B-RF40100001.227.311.464.7742.0
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  • a-singled for Buehler in the 5th
  • b-singled for Ferguson in the 7th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Ohtani (10)
  • HR - K. Calhoun 2 (8)
  • RBI - K. Calhoun 2 (25)
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Pederson (17), C. Bellinger (22), E. Hernandez (8)
  • HR - M. Muncy (22)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 2 (41)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Simmons (6), I. Kinsler (8)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Kinsler-Simmons-Fernandez)
  • E - K. Calhoun (3)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Muncy-Forsythe-Bellinger)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
F. Pena4.03113513.421.337.5
J. Alvarez1.02000002.751.221.0
H. Robles (H, 5)1.01000104.151.352.5
C. Bedrosian (L, 3-2) (BS, 5)0.13220003.431.45-10.0
J. Anderson1.20002203.441.532.0
Total8.0933581---
PITCHERSIP
F. Pena4.0
J. Alvarez1.0
H. Robles (H, 5)1.0
C. Bedrosian (L, 3-2) (BS, 5)0.1
J. Anderson1.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler5.06221523.451.088.5
C. Ferguson (W, 2-1)2.00000304.181.1414.5
E. Goeddel (H, 5)1.00001102.761.332.5
S. Alexander (S, 1)1.02000003.401.308.0
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PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler5.0
C. Ferguson (W, 2-1)2.0
E. Goeddel (H, 5)1.0
S. Alexander (S, 1)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - J. Anderson (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - F. Pena 74-44, J. Alvarez 16-12, H. Robles 19-14, C. Bedrosian 18-11, J. Anderson 24-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Pena 4-2, J. Alvarez 2-1, H. Robles 1-1, C. Bedrosian 1-0, J. Anderson 2-1
  • Batters Faced - F. Pena 17, J. Alvarez 5, H. Robles 4, C. Bedrosian 4, J. Anderson 7
PITCHING
  • WP - W. Buehler (3)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 79-52, C. Ferguson 21-17, E. Goeddel 21-11, S. Alexander 15-11
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 2-8, C. Ferguson 2-1, E. Goeddel 2-0, S. Alexander 2-0
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 22, C. Ferguson 6, E. Goeddel 4, S. Alexander 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Muncy singled to right, Forsythe and Pederson scored, Muncy to second on right fielder Calhoun fielding error23
  • 5TH INNING
    Calhoun homered to center21
  • 3RD INNING
    Calhoun homered to center11
  • 1ST INNING
    Muncy homered to right01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Scott Alexander relieved Erik Goeddel
    • I. Kinsler: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Kinsler grounded out to second
    • Shohei Ohtani hit for Justin Anderson
    • S. Ohtani: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ohtani doubled to left center
    • J. Briceno: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Briceno reached on an infield single to shortstop, Ohtani to third
    • Jabari Blash ran for Jose Briceno
    • D. Fletcher: Fletcher grounded into double play third to second to first, Blash out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Erik Goeddel pitching
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Trout: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Trout struck out swinging
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Upton walked
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Valbuena grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Anderson Pitching:
    • A. Toles: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Toles struck out looking
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Forsythe walked
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Pederson grounded out to first
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Ferguson Pitching:
    • J. Briceno: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Briceno struck out looking
    • David Fletcher hit for Hansel Robles
    • D. Fletcher: Ball, Ball, Fletcher lined out to right
    • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Cam Bedrosian pitching
    • Logan Forsythe hit for Caleb Ferguson
    • L. Forsythe: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Forsythe singled to center
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pederson doubled to right, Forsythe to third
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy singled to right, Forsythe and Pederson scored, Muncy to second on right fielder Calhoun fielding error
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp grounded out to second, Muncy to third
    • Justin Anderson relieved Cam Bedrosian
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger intentionally walked
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt to first, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Taylor flied out to left
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Caleb Ferguson pitching
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Kinsler struck out looking
    • J. Fernandez: Fernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Hansel Robles relieved Jose Alvarez
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal singled to right
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • A. Toles: Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Toles lined out to left
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Grandal out at second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike looking, Calhoun homered to center
    • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Simmons flied out to center
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Ball, Upton flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Chase Utley hit for Walker Buehler
    • Jose Alvarez relieved Felix Pena
    • C. Utley: Foul, Foul, Utley singled to right
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Pederson reached on fielder's choice to second, Utley out at second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Muncy flied out to left
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Foul, Kemp singled to left, Pederson to second
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Fernandez: Ball, Fernandez flied out to center
    • J. Briceno: Foul, Ball, Ball, Briceno lined out to left
    • F. Pena: Ball, Pena grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Pena Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • A. Toles: Toles grounded out to first
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Calhoun homered to center
    • A. Simmons: Simmons singled to left
    • M. Trout: Ball, Trout lined out to center
    • J. Upton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Simmons to second on wild pitch, Ball, Upton walked
    • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Simmons stole third, Foul, Foul, Kinsler lined out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Pena Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Foul, Foul, Kemp lined out to left
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • Y. Grandal: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Grandal struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • I. Kinsler: Strike looking, Kinsler singled to center
    • J. Fernandez: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Fernandez flied out to left
    • J. Briceno: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Kinsler stole second, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Briceno struck out looking
    • F. Pena: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pena grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • F. Pena Pitching:
    • A. Toles: Ball, Toles grounded out to first
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez doubled to deep left
    • W. Buehler: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Buehler struck out looking
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pederson popped out to second
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun flied out to center
    • A. Simmons: Ball, Simmons singled to left
    • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Trout singled to right, Simmons to third
    • J. Upton: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Upton struck out swinging
    • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • F. Pena Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Muncy homered to right
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Kemp walked
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger doubled to left, Kemp to third
    • Y. Grandal: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Grandal walked
    • C. Taylor: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Taylor grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Grandal out at second
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)