Angels strike quickly and hang on to complete 2-game sweep of Dodgers

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  • Tim Mead, the Angels’ longtime vice president of communications, is doused by Angels outfielders Mike Trout and Kole Calhoun after the team’s 5-3 victory over the Dodgers on Tuesday night at Angel Stadium. Mead is leaving to become the new president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame after nearly 40 years with the Angels. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches the flight of his first-inning home run during Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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  • Los Angeles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani watches his home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda, foreground, during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels rounds the bases after his first inning home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates in the dugout after his first inning home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Cam Bedrosian #32 of the Los Angeles Angels throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Cam Bedrosian #32 of the Los Angeles Angels throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Justin Bour #41 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Justin Bour #41 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates as he rounds the bases in front of Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Justin Bour #41 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates as he rounds the bases in front of Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers steals second base under the tag of Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers shatters his bat in front of Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Los Angeles Angels during the second inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels walks to the dugout after pitching against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Kenta Maeda #18 of the Los Angeles Dodgers gathers himself on the mound against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Angels 2019 second round draft pick Kyren Paris is introduced at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Luis Rengifo #4 of the Los Angeles Angels throws out Chris Taylor #3 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end the top of the fifth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy watches his solo home run next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout can’t get to a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy for a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Felix Pena #64 of the Los Angeles Angels looks at a ball as Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers rounds the bases after his solo home run in the third inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Max Muncy #13 celebrates with Cody Bellinger #35, both of the Los Angeles Dodgers after his second solo home run of the game, this one in the top of the fifth inning, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy gestures as he scores after hitting a solo home run during the third inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy is congratulated by teammates after hitting a solo home run during the fifth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo dives to field a ball hit by the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor before throwing him out at first to save a run and get the final out of the fifth inning in Tuesday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Angels second baseman Luis Rengifo, left, celebrates with first baseman Justin Bour after Rengifo made a diving stop and threw out the Dodgers’ Chris Taylor to save a run and end the top of the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game at Angel Stadium. The Angels won 5-3, thanks in part to a three-run home run from Bour. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Caleb Ferguson #64 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Caleb Ferguson #64 of the Los Angeles Dodgers throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Justin Anderson #38 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates after Max Muncy #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers flies out to left field to end the top of the sixth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Ty Buttrey #31 of the Los Angeles Angels throws to the plate against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Ty Buttrey #31 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after getting out of a jam in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels steals second as Corey Seager #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaps for the throw during the seventh inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The Dodgers’ Pedro Baez throws to the plate during the seventh inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Angels closer Hansel Robles throws to the plate during Tuesday’s game against the Dodgers at Angel Stadium. Robles got the final five outs of the Angels’ 5-3 victory. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • The Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger tosses his bat after striking out to end the top of the eighth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Los Angeles Angels shortstop Wilfredo Tovar dives for a ball that was hit for a single by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • The Dodgers’ Corey Seager, left, winces after injuring himself while running from second to third base on a single by Alex Verdugo as Angels third baseman David Fletcher stands by during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game at Angel Stadium. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

  • Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, and a team’s trainer walk shortstop Corey Seager off the field after he strained his left hamstring running from second to third base during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Angel Stadium. Seager will likely be out for weeks. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

  • Enrique Hernandez #14 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts after a called strike in front of Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Los Angeles Angels and home plate umpire Nick Lentz during the ninth inning at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Hansel Robles #57 of the Los Angeles Angels reacts after the final out of their 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, right, and a team’s trainer walk shortstop Corey Seager off the field after he strained his left hamstring running from second to third base during the ninth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Angels at Angel Stadium. Seager will likely be out for weeks. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

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ANAHEIM — After the Angels scored five runs in the first inning against the vaunted Dodgers pitching staff, they no doubt had visions of a comfortable victory.

But they ended up milking their bullpen for every out they could muster to hang on for a 5-3 Freeway Series victory on Tuesday night before an announced sellout crowd of 45,404 at Angel Stadium.

Hansel Robles picked up a five-out save on 35 pitches, retiring three in a row after the Dodgers got runners on the corners with no outs in the ninth.

The Dodgers also lost Corey Seager, who came out of the game after suffering a Grade 2-plus strain of his left hamstring while running the bases in the ninth inning. Seager will undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday and be placed on the injured list. The general timetable for such injuries is four to six weeks.

The Angels swept the two-game set, handing the sizzling Dodgers their first consecutive losses since April 23-24.

It wasn’t nearly as easy as they hoped it would be after Shohei Ohtani and Justin Bour homered in a five-run first inning against Kenta Maeda.

“You’ll take a 5-0 lead any time you can get it, but when it happens in the first inning there’s a lot of game left,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said. “When there’s that much game left and you are playing that good of an offensive team, you know they are going to chip away. Fortunately, it was three solo homers. They had some baserunners and we were able to wiggle out.”

After the first, the Angels hitters mostly took the rest of the night off, while the Dodgers chipped away, starting with a pair of solo homers from Max Muncy in the third and fifth innings.

Muncy’s 14th and 15th homers of the season both came at the expense of Félix Peña, who recorded just 11 outs following opener Cam Bedrosian. When Peña left, the Angels had a 5-2 lead, with 13 outs to go.

The Dodgers put constant pressure on the Angels pitchers, with at least one runner reaching in every inning. The Dodgers were 2 for 13 with runners in scoring position, and they left 15 runners on base.

“Even with that start, we should have won that game,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We had a chance to win it in the ninth but we were situationally not good tonight. … We need to be better.”

The Dodgers, who were 4 for 25 with runners in scoring position in the two losses to the Angels, also got robbed by some nice Angels defense.

Angels second baseman Luís Rengifo made a diving stop to end the fifth, preventing a run. Left fielder Brian Goodwin tracked down Muncy’s drive at the warning track in the sixth.

In the seventh, Ty Buttrey loaded the bases with one out, but he struck out Chris Taylor on a slider and got Kiké Hernandez on a groundout to retire the side.

Ausmus, who clearly trusted only Buttrey and Robles among his available relievers, sent Buttrey out for the eighth, even though he had thrown 18 pitches the night before and 22 in the seventh.

Buttrey gave up a leadoff homer to David Freese and then issued a one-out walk to Muncy, prompting Ausmus to go to Robles in hopes of a five-out save. Robles got Justin Turner and Cody Bellinger to end the eighth, then escaped the ninth.

Buttrey ended up throwing 34 pitches, the second highest total of his young big league career.

“The main reason (for using Buttrey and Robles for so long) is because we have the off-day tomorrow,” Ausmus said. “I know they are getting rest tomorrow. Going into the game I knew, similar to yesterday, I’d run those back end relievers out if we had a lead. I did ask a little more of Buttrey and Robles in terms of pitch count, but I felt like that’s what we had to do to win the game.”

Robles got into a jam in the ninth, but much of his escape was accomplished by getting called third strikes on Taylor and Hernandez.

“Ah, man, unbelievable,” Buttrey said of Robles. “I wish I was painting 99 whenever I wanted to tonight. That was freaking nice, and he picked me up, coming in the eighth. I hate that he had to do that, but I’m sure there’s situations I’ll be doing it to him, or Cam will be doing it to me. It’s just how it goes.”

After Robles got Russel Martin on a groundout, the Angels could then exhale, having finished off what looked hours earlier like a routine victory after a surprising outburst against Maeda.

Over the previous 27 games, Dodgers starters had been 18-2 with a 1.67 ERA. They hadn’t had a starter give up five runs since Walker Buehler on May 29, and only one time all season had a starter allowed five in one inning. The Arizona Diamondbacks scored five against Buehler in the fourth inning on March 31.

Those streaks ended suddenly, all after Maeda had retired the first two Angels hitters in the first inning.

Ohtani blasted a homer against Maeda, the second time in four days that Ohtani had hit a homer against a Japanese pitcher. Ohtani had taken Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi deep on Saturday.

Maeda then hit Kole Calhoun with a pitch and walked Jonathan Lucroy. Goodwin poked a ground ball into left field, through the hole vacated by the shift, to drive in Calhoun.

Bour then launched a three-run homer to center field, marking a successful return to the big leagues after a three-week stint in Triple-A.

“It felt good,” Bour said. “A situation came up in the first inning where I was able to put some runs on the board. Honestly, it felt really good. It’s been a long month, but the hard work paid off.”

It completed the first five-run first inning against the Dodgers since last August, and it matched the Angels’ most productive inning in their 122 games against the Dodgers.

“That first inning, I didn’t think Kenta was as aggressive as he was when he’s going well,” Roberts said. “The next time through he was considerably more aggressive. You’ve got to use your fastball sometimes. … I think they had a gameplan to sit soft and in that first inning I think we played into it.”