The early architectural reviews of renovated Dodger Stadium promise to be more flattering than any assessment of the Dodger defense, which faltered again in the late innings of another fall-from-ahead defeat.
One night after the Dodgers committed three errors in the seventh inning, leading to seven Angel runs, shortstop Joel Guzman made a critical mistake in the eighth Saturday night that allowed the Angels to score the go-ahead run in a 6-4 victory in the second game of the Freeway Series at Dodger Stadium.
With one out in the eighth, Guzman was in position to tag out Juan Rivera attempting to steal second but whiffed on catcher Paul Bako's perfectly placed throw. Rivera went to third as the ball skipped into center field and scored on Curtis Pride's single to left that completed the Angels' comeback from a 4-0 deficit.
Guzman's error, the Dodgers' fifth in two games, was met by boos from the crowd of 42,017.
Francisco Rodriguez escaped a one-out, two-on jam in the eighth by striking out Mike Edwards and Guzman, and Lou Merloni drove in an insurance run for the Angels with a ninth-inning single.