Sele, unbeaten in eight starts this year, will make his return from the disabled list when the Anaheim Angels continue their three-game “Freeway Series” with the slumping Los Angeles Dodgers.
Sele, 7-11 with a 5.77 ERA last year, failed to earn a spot in the Angels’ rotation out of spring training. However, he took over for struggling starter Ramon Ortiz in May.
The veteran right-hander won his first four decisons, helping the Angels to victories in seven of his eight starts before being derailed by a tired shoulder.
Sele, who celebrated his 34th birthday Friday, pitched a simulated game earlier this week to prepare for his return. He has dominated the Dodgers during his career, going 5-0 with a 1.00 ERA in five starts.
The Angels have won five straight from their intracity rivals, including Friday’s series-opening 13-0 rout.
Darin Erstad hit his first homer of the season and drove in four runs for Anaheim, which ended a two-game losing streak. Garret Anderson, Jose Guillen, Bengie Molina and Erstad all had three hits for the Angels and Vladimir Guerrero hit his 18th home run.
Los Angeles lost its fifth in a row and fell a season-worst 3 1/2 games behind San Francisco in the NL West. The Dodgers led the division by 2 1/2 games just last week.