Dodgers Broomed as Angels Win 5-3

The sellout crowd of 44,029 chanting, "Sweep, sweep!', Anaheim broke a 3-3 tie when Garret Anderson's two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning banged off the right field wall to lift the Angels to a 5-3 win, taking all three games of the series and five of seven against the Dodgers in 2005. Jayson Werth's two home runs provided all the Los Angeles offense, handing Kelly Wunch (1-1) the loss in relief.

Derek Lowe worked seven innings and allowed only three runs, but with the Dodger offense in low gear, that is too much to overcome.

The Dodgers scored four runs in the three-game series and Werth knocked in all four of them.

The Angels beat the Dodgers in five of their six games this season and have won 12 of the past 16 meetings between the teams. The injury-ravaged Dodgers went 2-11 on a 13-game road trip and fell 61/2 games behind the NL West-leading San Diego Padres.

The Dodgers had only five hits, two of them home runs by Werth, who drove in all three Dodgers runs in his Major League debut batting cleanup, and a single and a double by Olmedo Saenz. His first home run came in the first inning with Saenz on base, providing a 2-0 lead.

After the Angeles took a 3-2 lead, Werth tied it for the Dodgers by hitting Paul Byrd's first pitch of the seventh over the center-field wall for his second homer of the game and third in two days.

The Angels scored on a leadoff walk to Adam Kennedy and an RBI single by Anderson in the third inning and they turned another leadoff walk to Kennedy in the fifth into the tying run on Erstad's run-scoring double-play grounder.

Cesar Izturis' little brother, Maicer, cashed in Jeff DaVanon's triple in the sixth inning with a high-hop single to give the Angels a 3-2 lead, but Werth tied it again by blasting his second home run leading off the seventh inning.

Anderson doubled in Darin Erstad and Vladimir Guerrero, giving him three RBI in the game. His double with no outs came off Duaner Sanchez. Erstad started the winning rally with a single off Kelly Wunsch (1-1) to snap an 0-for-14 drought. Dodger Blue Notes--The three-game series at Angel Stadium drew 132,192. ... J.D. Drew missed his fifth game because of a sore left knee. He took batting practice and said he's close to being able to return to the lineup. ... Jeff Kent, who leads the Dodgers with 14 homers, 55 RBI and 47 runs scored, got what manager Jim Tracy called a much-needed start off. He pinch-hit in the ninth and popped out to second. ... Werth hit cleanup for the first time since joining the Dodgers last season. He had only one homer in 57 at-bats before Saturday night's game. ... Manager Jim Tracy said Bradley, on the disabled list, probably will need a Minor League rehabilitation assignment before he returns to the lineup because he has been out since May 30. …Rookie D.J. Houlton, who has two of the Dodgers' last three wins and three of their last eight, starts Monday night in the series opener against San Diego at Dodger Stadium.