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Gwynn, Kuroda lead Dodgers to shutout of Angels

Jul 2, 2011 - 6:01 AM Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Tony Gwynn Jr. went 3-for-3 and reached base all six times he was at bat while Hiroki Kuroda tossed seven scoreless innings in the Dodgers' 5-0 win over the Angels to open a three-game set.

Kuroda (6-9) allowed just three hits and struck out four to avenge his June 25th, 6-1 loss to the Halos and snapped a six-game losing streak.

"I didn't have all my pitches tonight, but I did have run support and I was able to relax," Kuroda said. "My sinkers and cutters were hitting the corners."

Aaron Miles went 4-for-4 and knocked in a run while Andre Ethier had a pair of hits for the Dodgers, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Tyler Chatwood (5-5) was roughed up for 12 hits that yielded four runs over five-plus innings for the Angels, who had a three-game winning streak snapped.

"We didn't have much going in the batter's box," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of his team, which only had six hits. "Tyler battled and kept us in the game but we couldn't do anything offensively."

The Dodgers scored a run in each of the first four innings to take control of the game.

Gwynn led off with a double and scored on Ethier's sacrifice fly in the first.

Miles led off the second with a single into center, and later in the frame, Gwynn brought him home with a blooper to shallow left.

Ethier touched home in the third on Miles' single to left, and Gwynn scored again in the fourth on Matt Kemp's sac fly to go up 4-0.

The Dodgers scored once more in the seventh. Dee Gordon did it all with his speed after reaching first on a fielder's choice. He easily swiped second and third before sliding home on a double steal with Gwynn.

Game Notes

Angels outfielder Torii Hunter left the game a with a bruised left hand. He was hit by Kuroda in the first inning, but didn't leave until the top of the third. X-rays were taken for precautionary reasons and revealed that it was a bruise...The season series between the two clubs is tied 2-2...Kuroda hadn't won since May 17 against Milwaukee...It was Miles' 15th career four-hit game.

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