LOS ANGELES -- Ricky Nolasco, tied for the MLB lead in home runs allowed, kept the homer-happy Dodgers in the park Monday night as the Angels opened the Freeway Series with a 4-0 victory that snapped the Dodgers' win streak at 10 and home streak at 11.
But Nolasco put down a Dodgers offense that had homered in 17 consecutive games, second-longest in franchise history.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill (4-4) allowed his former club three runs in a season-high seven innings for his first quality start of the year, striking out seven.
Freshman right-hander Zack Hess, who matches Byrne with three CWS saves, is well rested after getting Monday off.
Singer's 12 strikeouts set a record for a CWS championship-series game since the event switched to a best-of-three finals in 2003 (LSU's Brett Laxton holds the all-time championship-game mark with 16 in 1993).
Singer recorded seven of his strikeouts on sliders, and he turned to the pitch when he faced his biggest jam.