Final

Dodgers 3

(13-13, 5-7 away)

Angels 8

(19-11, 10-5 home)

    10:05 PM ET, April 1, 2005

    Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California 

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    Los Angeles 8, Los Angeles 3

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Vladimir Guerrero drove in three runs and the Angels beat the Dodgers 8-3 Friday night in the first meeting between the intracity rivals since the Angels changed their name from Anaheim to Los Angeles.

    Before the 32nd Freeway Series began, the Dodgers placed All-Star closer Eric Gagne on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career because of a sprained right elbow -- the same one that underwent Tommy John surgery in 1997.

    The two teams met under the cloud of a lawsuit filed by the city of Anaheim against the Angels for using the "Los Angeles" monicker for the first time since 1965 -- when the Angels and Dodgers shared Dodger Stadium.

    Angels owner Arte Moreno, who assumed ownership of the franchise from the Disney Co. in May 2003, changed the name last January in order to reap the perceived benefits that would come from attaching his club to the nation's No. 2 market -- a bonanza in television revenue, marketing and advertising.

    "That's the way Arte's explained it and that's the way he looks at it," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, who caught more games than anyone in Dodgers history. "He's the guy who at the end of the day is signing the checks, and he's trying to find a way to keep signing those checks."

    The city of Anaheim this week sought to block use of the new name, claiming in a lawsuit it would damage Anaheim's image and tourism-based economy -- which is centered in Disneyland -- and was a violation of the stadium lease agreement. An Orange County Superior Court judge has set a Nov. 7 date for a trial.

    In their meeting on the field Friday night, the Dodgers built a 3-1 lead through four innings against Jarrod Washburn. Jason Repko and J.D. Drew hit consecutive RBI doubles in the third inning, and Jason Phillips added one in the fourth.

    But the Angels parlayed six hits and two errors by Dodgers backup catcher Paul Bako into a seven-run seventh inning that put them ahead 8-3 and pinned the loss on reliever Duaner Sanchez. Guerrero, who capped the rally with a two-run double against Giovanni Carrara, also hit a sacrifice fly in the first.

    All the Dodgers' runs came off Jarrod Washburn, who was charged with two earned runs and seven hits in six innings. The left-hander, who makes his regular-season debut on Wednesday against Texas, finished the spring with a 4.05 ERA and allowed only one home run in 26 2-3 innings.

    Dodgers starter Odalis Perez pitched 4 1-3 innings, allowing a run and four hits with no walks. The left-hander will make his first start of the regular season next Wednesday at San Francisco.

    Perez, who signed a three-year, $21 million contract extension in January, was limited to just 6 1-3 innings all spring after straining his left biceps during a weightlifting session.

    Game notes


    Friday was the 42nd anniversary of the day the Dodgers sold the legendary Duke Snider to the New York Mets. ... Angels SS Maicer Izturis was presented with the Fred Haney Memorial Award as the team's top rookie in spring training. Izturis, the younger brother of Dodgers Gold Glove SS Cesar Izturis, was obtained in the Nov. 19 trade that sent Jose Guillen to the Washington Nationals.

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