Posted June 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chris Capuano outdueled Ervin Santana with seven gritty innings, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-1 victory over the Angels on Saturday and helping end the NL West leaders' four-game losing streak. Capuano (9-2) allowed a run and seven hits, struck out four and walked none while lowering his ERA from 2.71 to 2.51. The left-hander worked with runners on base in every inning except the second, giving up a leadoff hit in each of his last four innings. Ronald Belisario pitched a scoreless eighth and Kenley Jansen worked a perfect ninth for his 12th save in 15 chances. Santana (4-8) was charged with three runs - two earned - and four hits over eight innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks. The right-hander, coming off a one-hit shutout against Arizona, retired 21 of his last 24 batters. The Dodgers grabbed a 2-0 lead in the first with the help of throwing errors by first baseman Albert Pujols and third baseman Maicer Izturis. Dee Gordon singled, stole second on a pitchout and ...
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