After the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim split the two games at Chavez Ravine, the series shifted to Anaheim on Wednesday.
For the Dodgers, it meant another start for the struggling Dan Haren, and for the Angels, an opportunity to avenge their walk-off loss. Haren began the game by retiring the first 16 batters he faced.
The right-hander had his perfect game broken up with one out in the sixth, but he finished with 7.1 scoreless innings of work against his former team. While Haren didn’t allow a hit until well into the game, he benefitted from another impressive Dee Gordon defensive play.
With one out in the third inning, Hank Conger hit a grounder to the hole at Gordon’s left side. The Dodger second baseman immediately broke on the ball and not only came up with the diving stop, but also threw to first base from the seat of his pants to preserve Haren’s perfect game.
PHOTOS: Dodgers Defeat Angels Wednesday At Angel Stadium