Pujols carries Angels past Dodgers in ninth
LOS ANGELES — Albert Pujols had a tiebreaking single with two outs in the top of the ninth inning off Kenley Jansen, lifting the Los Angeles Angels to 3-2 victory over the Dodgers on Monday night.
The Angels rallied from an early 2-0 deficit. Mike Trout homered in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Chris Capuano and added an RBI single in the sixth to tie it. He then scored the go-ahead run from second base on Pujols' broken-bat hit.
Jason Isringhausen (2-0), one of four Angels relievers, got one out for the win. Ernesto Frieri pitched the ninth for his fifth save.
Jansen (4-1) pitched one inning for the Dodgers.
The Angels moved within 21/2; games of Texas in the American League West, the closest they've been since April 12. The Dodgers' lead in the National League West was reduced to 41/2; games over San Francisco.
Dee Gordon had two hits and a stolen base, and A.J. Ellis walked four times for the Dodgers.
Yankees 3, Braves 0
At Atlanta, Ivan Nova combined with four relievers on a five-hitter and New York beat Atlanta to claim a share of first place in the AL East for the first time in seven weeks.
Marlins 4, Red Sox 1
At Miami, desperate for a turnaround, the Miami Marlins opened their retractable roof for the first time in nearly two months Monday night, took to the outdoor setting and snapped a six-game losing streak with a win over Josh Beckett and the Red Sox.
Nationals 6, Blue Jays 3
At Toronto, Bryce Harper had three hits in his return to the starting lineup, Edwin Jackson pitched eight strong innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season and the Washington Nationals beat the Blue Jays for their fourth straight win.