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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig embrace before a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Garrett Richards pitched a five-hitter for his first career shutout, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols had RBI doubles in a four-run first inning, and the Los Angeles Angels opened the Freeway Series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night.

Josh Hamilton homered in the sixth for the Angels, who improved the majors' second-best record to 67-44 with their seventh win in 10 games.

Richards (12-4) was dominant in his first nine-inning complete game, striking out nine and retiring 15 of 16 in the middle innings with a fastball regularly hitting 98 mph. He finished his first victory in four starts by getting pinch-hitter Andre Ethier on a groundout.

Los Angeles Dodgers’ catcher A.J. Ellis tags out Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols at home plate during the first nning of a baseball game,
Los Angeles Dodgers' catcher A.J. Ellis tags out Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols at home plate during the first nning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Richards outpitched Zack Greinke (12-7), who has just one victory in his last five starts.



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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke sits inthe dugout after the Los Angeles Angels scored four runs in the first inning of a baseball game,
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke sits inthe dugout after the Los Angeles Angels scored four runs in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Los Angeles Angels’ Howie Kendrick, center, scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, left, as home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez, right,
Los Angeles Angels' Howie Kendrick, center, scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis, left, as home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez, right, looks to make the call on a single by Angels' David Freese during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards, left, taps Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, right with his glove after Greinke
Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards, left, taps Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, right with his glove after Greinke flied out to end the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, August 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout rounds third base on his way to scoring on a double by Albert Pujols against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first
Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout rounds third base on his way to scoring on a double by Albert Pujols against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) (Danny Moloshok/AP)