LOS ANGELES — — Tyler Anderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers lost his no-hit bid in the ninth inning Wednesday night, giving up a one-out triple to Shohei Ohtani in a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.
Anderson (8-0) threw a career-high 123 pitches, 78 for strikes. He struck out eight and walked two in lowering his ERA to 2.82. The left-hander was pulled after Ohtani sent a line drive into right field that eluded a diving Mookie Betts.
Anderson walked off to a standing ovation from the crowd of 50,812 and tipped his cap. The 32-year-old struck out three-time MVP Mike Trout to open the ninth before Ohtani got his lone hit in four at-bats. Anderson fanned the reigning AL MVP in his first two plate appearances.
Anderson’s near miss came one night after St. Louis Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas got within one strike of a no-hitter against Pittsburgh. Cal Mitchell doubled on a 2-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning for the Pirates.
The Dodgers took both games of this Freeway Series for their sixth series sweep of the season. The skidding Angels lost their 11th in a row on the road and have dropped 18 of 20 overall.
Angels rookie Reid Detmers (2-3), who pitched a no-hitter against Tampa Bay last month, gave up four runs and four hits in 3 2/3 innings. The left-hander struck out a season-high six and walked three.
Angels: 3B Anthony Rendon was out of the lineup after reaggravating his right wrist.
Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (shoulder) could possibly start Sunday against Cleveland. He was on his way back to LA from his third rehab start for Double-A Tulsa. … RHP Blake Treinen (shoulder) is advancing in his throwing program.
Angels: Ohtani (4-4, 3.64 ERA) starts Thursday at Seattle in the opener of a four-game series. He’s 2-0 with a 2.37 ERA in three career starts against the Mariners. He’s allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his 10 starts this season.
Dodgers: LHP Julio Urías (3-6, 2.80) starts Friday against Cleveland in the opener of a three-game interleague series. He’s gone four straight starts without a win despite allowing just eight runs in his last 23 1/3 innings.