Garrett Richards struck out four in 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the Angels, while Hyun-Jin Ryu struck out two in a pair of scoreless innings for the Dodgers, in a matchup of starting pitchers coming off injuries.
After Ryu (shoulder and elbow surgeries the last two years) left his Cactus League debut, the Angels scored a two-out run off Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen in the third on an RBI triple by Ben Revere, which followed a broken-bat double by Eric Young Jr.. The next inning, C.J. Cron homered off Josh Fields for a 2-0 Angels lead.
"I thought Ryu was good," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "He got his pitch count up, he held his velocity, the fastball life was good, changed locations with it. If we could have envisioned a better outing, this was it."
Richards, who received stem-cell treatment instead of Tommy John surgery last year, threw 48 pitches, but issued back-to-back walks to open the third, which accelerated his departure. Eduardo Paredes cleaned up the inning by getting Joc Pederson on a double-play grounder, but Angels right-hander Bud Norris allowed a three-run fifth inning against his former club.
"His stuff was electric," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of Richards. "That stuff was awesome. … He was upset in the third inning because he lost his release point a little bit. … But he came back and struck [Chase] Utley out."
Chris Taylor had a triple and double for the Dodgers. Cron had two hits for the Angels.
Angels up next: Right-hander Jesse Chavez will get the start on Sunday as the Angels return to Tempe Diablo Stadium to host the Mariners at 1:10 p.m. PT, live on MLB.TV. The Angels will face Seattle left-hander Ariel Miranda. Chavez will be making his third start of the spring. He owns a 4.15 ERA this spring, having given up three runs (two earned) on eight hits in 4 1/3 innings, with six strikeouts and no walks.
Dodgers up next: The Dodgers will be busy on Sunday with two games. Clayton Kershaw will pitch the 1:05 p.m. PT game on the road against the Royals, live on MLB.TV, with Andre Ethier expected to return to the lineup from a tight hip. Alex Wood will start the night game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale against the White Sox, live on MLB.TV at 7:05 p.m. PT.