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Dodgers shift Freeway Series to house of horrors in Anaheim

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

ANAHEIM -- The Freeway Series shifts midstream 30 miles southeast for the final two games to Anaheim, which has been anything but the happiest place on Earth for the Dodgers.

In the last nine seasons the Dodgers have lost their series in Anaheim eight times, with a brief respite coming with two wins in three games in 2009. The Dodgers have lost 19 of their last 26 road games against the Angels, outscored 122-74 during that span.

The Dodgers are 16-32 all-time in Anaheim since interleague play began in 1997.

The games in Anaheim haven't been particularly close, either. Only eight of the 48 games have been one-run affairs. The Dodgers won their first road game against the Angels 5-4 on July 2, 1997, but have lost the last seven one-run games, including both games in 2013.

The Dodgers in their 48 games in Anaheim have hit .251/.313/.383.

The Angels in those games have hit .274/.346/.400.

Since the beginning of 1997, the Dodgers have won 67.7 percent of their games in which their starter pitched a quality start. But in the 22 games they have received a quality start during that time in Anaheim, the Dodgers are just 8-14 (.364).

Conversely the Angels have 27 quality starts at home against the Dodgers, and are 24-3 (.889) in those games. They have won 69.7 percent of all their quality starts during that span.

Game info

Time: 7:05 p.m.

TV: SportsNet LA, Fox Sports West