ANAHEIM, California, USA
Keibert Ruiz hit a home run in his first major league at-bat, Corey Seager added another three-run and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept the Freeway series by beating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Sunday.
Max Muncy hit a two-run home run, Matt Beaty also homered and Mookie Betts had an RBI single for the Dodgers (16-7), who have five straight wins – their best streak of the season – and are leaders in the league. National League.
The Dodgers also posted a three-game sweep at Angel Stadium for the first time since interleague games began in 1997, although the Angels are 70-57 in their favor in their rivalry.
Anthony Rendón homered for the fifth time in six games for the Angels, who have lost four straight games. Brian Goodwin also homered and David Fletcher extended his hitting streak to 15 games – the longest of his career – but the high-paying Angels have equaled the worst start to the season in franchise history with a 7-15 record. .
Wide receiver Ruiz, a 22-year-old Venezuelan, made his major league debut behind the plate. In the third inning, with a score of 1-1, he hit a fastball to Colombian Julio Teherán (0-2) that went down the right field line for his first home run in the majors.
Scott Alexander (1-0) gave up three hits and a run in two innings.
For the Dodgers, Puerto Ricans Edwin Ríos 1-1 and Enrique Hernández 2-0, one scored. The Venezuelan Ruiz 4-1, one scored and one produced.
For the Angels, Venezuelan Luis Rengifo 4-1.