04/03/2004 1:32 AM ET
Angels top Dodgers in extras
Wesson's two-run double in 11th wins it for Anaheim
By Ken Gurnick / MLB.com
LOS ANGELES -- Barry Wesson's two-out, two-run bloop double off Brian Falkenborg in the 11th inning lifted the Anaheim Angels to a 6-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night in the Freeway Series opener at Dodger Stadium.
The Angels had taken a 4-0 lead, with Garret Anderson driving in three of the runs on a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly.
Troy Glaus started the scoring with his sixth home run of the spring off Dodgers starter Jeff Weaver with one out in the second inning. Two pitches later, Weaver hit Jose Guillen with a fastball on the left wrist. Guillen left the game with a deep contusion.
Anaheim scored again in the third inning on a leadoff double by David Eckstein, who could only get to third on Darin Erstad's double off the right-field fence. Eckstein scored on Anderson's fly ball to left field.
Anderson doubled the Angels' lead in the fifth off Weaver, following a one-out single by Erstad with a two-out home run into the Anaheim bullpen.
The Dodgers fought back, beginning with a single run off Angels starter Jarrod Washburn in the fifth inning on a one-out infield single by Jose Hernandez and a two-out double by Jason Romano. Juan Encarnacion added a two-out solo homer (his fourth) in the sixth inning off Aaron Sele.
Los Angeles tied the game with two runs in the seventh off Sele, one scoring on a wild pitch and the other on a sacrifice fly by Jayson Werth.
Kevin Gregg got the win for the Angels.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.