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Angels Top Sloppy Dodgers in Exhibition

Apr. 6, 1963 - Jim Fregosi tied the game with a ninth-inning triple then scored on a misplayed throw-in for a 4-3 victory by the Los Angeles Angels over the Los Angeles Dodgers today. Before a crowd of 32,982, the Dodgers committed 4 errors. The Dodgers led, 3-0, after two innings. They scored twice in the first on singles by Maury Wills and Nate Oliver, a wild pitch by Dean Chance, and a sacrifice fly by Willie Davis. Wills had three hits on the day. With one out in the Angel ninth and Ron Perranoski (pictured) nursing a 3-2 lead, Felix Torres bounced a single past first base, and Bob Sadowski ran for him. Then Fregosi tripled, scoring Sadowski for a 3-3 tie. Fregosi scored the deciding run when Oliver at second base dropped the relay throw from the outfield. For the Dodgers, it was an exhibition game. Down the hall in the Angel quarters, it was the World Series, the Olympic Games, the key to the city. “That’s okay. Let ‘em feel good,” said Johnny Podres, whose two-base throwing error was another Dodger dark moment. “The season doesn’t start until Tuesday. I don’t feel like we’ve lost a championship, but let ‘em yell.”

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