Angels take first game of Freeway Series

A soft, two-out fly ball that fell into short right field for a double scored a pair of runs and gave the Angels a 7-5 win in 11 innings in the first game of the annual Freeway Series Friday night in front of 28,528 fans.

Los Angeles fought back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the eighth inning.

Jeff Weaver was tagged for seven hits, including a pair of home runs, before leaving the game with two out in the sixth inning.

The Dodgers fought back, breaking the ice on a single by Jose Hernandez and a two-out double by Jason Romano. They added a two-out homer in the fifth on a home run by Juan Encarnacion.

Los Angeles tied the game with two runs in the seventh, newcomer Jason Werth driving in one with a sacrifice fly and the other scoring on a wild pitch.

Brian Falkenborg, the sixth Dodger pitcher, worked a scoreless ninth inning before allowing two runs in the 10th to take the loss.

Weaver worked into the sixth, allowing four runs on seven hits. Tom Martin and Darren Dreifort got him out of a jam in the sixth, Duaner Sanchez gave up only a single in two innings and Doug Nickle worked a scoreless eighth inning

The Dodgers had 10 hits. Encarnacion had three, including a double and a homer. Jolbert Cabrera singed twice and Romero collected a double.