Five-Run First Inning Sinks Dodgers

The Anaheim Angels were inhospitable hosts Friday night, scoring five times in the first inning off Kaz Ishii (9-4) and coasting in with a 7-3 win. Dodgers center fielder Milton Bradley, playing in his third game after a four-game suspension, was ejected by the plate umpire in the fourth inning after being called out on strikes for the second time -- and flinging his bat away in disgust for the second time. Los Angeles got a solo homer from Alex Cora and a two-run shot by Paul Lo Duca.

Ishii allowed seven runs, seven hits and two walks over three innings in his shortest outing of the season and his worst start since April 20, when he was tagged for seven earned runs in four innings against Colorado. The Dodgers fell 3 1/2 games behind San Francisco in the National League West.

The Angels used a pair of one-out walks followed by two RBI singles an RBI double and a sacrifice fly made it 5-0 in the first.

A home run to right by the Alex Cora in the third made it 5-1, but the Angels used three singles and a pair of sacrifice flies to make it 7-1 after three.

The Dodgers didn't get another runner to second until the sixth, when Izturis walked and LoDuca hit an opposite-field homer to right.

One of the few bright spots in the game was three shutout innings by recently recalled reliever Giovanni Carrara.

Bradley took a fastball for strike three in the second inning and flung his bat from the plate to the first-base dugout in disgust. After taking another called third strike to end the fourth, Bradley again threw his bat and helmet toward the dugout and was ejected.

Dodger Blue Notes--The Angels and Dodgers each have played 39 home games, with Los Angeles leading Anaheim in total attendance by just 49,992. The Angels have never topped the Dodgers in home attendance. Last year they topped the 3 million trailed the Dodgers by 77,532. ... Manager Jim Tracy officially announced that Edwin Jackson will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas, start against the Angels tonight in place of injured left-hander Odalis Perez and then start again Thursday against Houston. Tracy also said veteran left-hander Wilson Alvarez will come out of the bullpen to replace Hideo Nomo in the rotation at least through the All-Star break, meaning Alvarez will start Monday night against Arizona. Perez, who has an inflamed rotator cuff, will be placed on the 15-day disabled list today to clear a roster spot for Jackson. The move to put him on the DL will remove any possibility of him returning before the all-star break. ... Nomo underwent an MRI that showed bruising in the back of his shoulder and some rotator cuff inflammation. Nomo has been placed on a what is expected to be a long rehabilitation program. He isn't expected to even pick up a baseball for at least a week.

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