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Dodgers succumb to the inevitable

L.A. flirted with victory followed by the predictable collapse against the Angels

Updated: June 23, 2010, 10:35 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- It was inevitable, of course.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were never going to beat the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night, and they didn't. It didn't matter how well Clayton Kershaw was pitching, how many outstanding defensive plays were made behind him, how many big hits the Dodgers' struggling lineup managed to scratch out in the early innings. Eventually, it was all going to collapse like a house of cards, if for no other reason than that it simply had to.

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