Dodgers rally for 2 in 9th to beat Angels 3-2

June 26, 2011 - 7:30 PM
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate during the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Sunday, June 26, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Clayton Kershaw outlasted Jered Weaver in a matchup of Los Angeles aces and the Dodgers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Angels 3-2 on Sunday, preventing a Freeway Series sweep.

Pinch-hitter Aaron Miles, batting for Kershaw, drove in the tying run in the ninth on a sacrifice fly and Tony Gwynn Jr. won it with a two-out single. The Dodgers ended a three-game skid, though they remain nine games below .500.

Kershaw (8-3) gave up six hits in his second consecutive complete game, tying a season high with 11 strikeouts for the second straight outing. He also walked none in his 100th career start.