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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) _ Mark Trumbo drove in Albert Pujols with the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Angels won their season series with the Dodgers for the third straight year. Peter Bourjos hit an early two-run homer and Howie Kendrick added another RBI single in the seventh for the Angels, who won four of six in the Freeway Series.
Bobby Abreu and Dee Gordon drove in early runs for the slumping Dodgers, who have lost six straight series to the Angels.
Dodgers reliever Josh Lindblom (2-2) was the loser.
Scott Downs (1-0) pitched one hitless inning of relief, and Ernesto Frieri got four outs to earn his ninth save for the Angels, who have won 11 of 15.
ATHLETICS 4, GIANTS 2
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Derek Norris hit a three-run shot with two outs in the ninth inning for his first major league home run, and the Athletics walked off with a stunning victory over the San Francisco Giants.
Norris hammered a full-count pitch from Santiago Casilla (1-3) over the left-field wall to help the A’s avoid the first three-game sweep by San Francisco in Oakland.
It was Casilla’s second blown save in 22 chances this season in place of bearded closer Brian Wilson.
Jim Miller (2-0) pitched 1 1-3 scoreless innings for the victory.
Buster Posey’s two-run homer in the first was all the Giants could squeeze out against A.J. Griffin.
DIAMONDBACKS 5, CUBS 1
PHOENIX (AP) _ Wade Miley outpitched Matt Garza in eight strong innings, Justin Upton had three RBIs and Arizona completed a three-game sweep with a victory over the Cubs.
Miley (9-3) retired 20 of the first 21 batters he faced before giving up a homer to Alfonso Soriano in the seventh inning, then worked out of a jam in the eighth with runners on second and third.
Jason Kubel hit a solo homer off Garza (2-6) and Upton broke open a tight game with a two-run single through the left side off Manny Corpas in the eighth inning.
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