After scoring 14 runs on Saturday, the Dodgers only put one run across the board on Sunday as they lost to the Angels, 2-1.
The lone run came from the Dodgers in the third inning. Justin Turner and Max Muncy both reached with a walk, bringing up Chris Taylor with two outs. On a 2-1 pitch, Taylor singled to center field, bringing in the first run of the game.
As I mentioned, that would be it for the day. Outside of that single from Taylor, the Dodgers had only three other hits all day, all coming from Corey Seager. They still had their chances, though. The Dodgers went 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position and stranded 12 runners on base. LA had nine walks, but they just couldn’t capitalize with runners on base.
They had a prime opportunity in the ninth inning as they had two runners on with only one out. Justin Turner and Will Smith couldn’t deliver the much-needed hit to tie the game, and the Dodgers lost their 15th game in their last 20. This is now their fifth straight series they’ve lost.
Trevor Bauer gave the Dodgers six strong innings. With the exception of the third inning, he was in cruise control the entire way. With two outs in the bottom of the third, Bauer allowed four consecutive Angels to reach base, as they took the 2-1 lead. After that, they couldn’t get anything off him. He retired the final 10 hitters he faced, striking out half of them. He finished the day with nine strikeouts.
WP: Aaron Slegers (2-0) 1 1⁄3 IP, 0 ER
LP: Trevor Bauer (3-2) 6 IP, 2 ER, 9 SO
SV: Raisel Iglesias (5) 1 IP, 0 ER