Dan Haren took the mound Wednesday against his former team amid plenty of uncertainty as to what the Los Angeles Dodgers could expect out of the right-hander.

Haren had lost his last five starts and showed little to no signs of being capable of putting together a quality start.

The veteran pitcher changed that on Wednesday as he threw 7.1 innings of shutout baseball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, receiving help from his defense along the way.

Haren carried a no-hitter into the sixth and recorded the first out of the inning before Hank Conger singled to left. David Freese followed with a single to center on a full count and Conger running on the pitch.

The catcher rounded second base as Yasiel Puig charged the ball and the Angels were on the verge of having runners on the corners with one out. However, Puig fielded the base hit and threw a laser to Justin Turner, who applied a quick tag on Conger for the out.

Haren then retired the next batter and the Dodgers maintained their two-run lead for the time being.
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