Game 40: Clayton Kershaw, Joc Pederson star in Dodgers’ win.

Clayton Kershaw pitched eight typically strong innings and Joc Pederson hit his team-leading seventh and eighth home runs of the season in a 5-1 win over the Angels. The box score is here.

Trayce Thompson got his second consecutive start against a right-handed pitcher Tuesday and he’s making the most of his opportunities.

Game 39: The Angels take round one.

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Howie Kendrick (47) breaks up a potential double play as Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella (12) forces him out in the third inning Monday at Dodger Stadium. (Keith Durflinger/Staff photographer)

The Angels took round one of the Freeway Series, and it was a close one — 7-6 before 39,583 at Dodger Stadium. The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

A rehabbing Alex Guerrero is confident he can help the Dodgers once he’s healthy.

Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez leaves game with lower back tightness.

Adrian GonzalezFirst baseman Adrian Gonzalez was removed five innings in to the Dodgers’ game against the Angels with tightness in his lower back.

Gonzalez, 34, struck out in his final at-bat against Matt Shoemaker before he was replaced in the batting order by Justin Turner. Howie Kendrick shifted from third base to first and Turner took over at third for the final four innings.

Gonzalez is the only player who has appeared in all 39 games this season for the Dodgers.