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Angels lose to Brewers, 2-1

Starter Joel Pineiro is sharp in his three-inning stint, but reliever Kevin Jepsen struggles.

March 05, 2011
  • Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen, left, listens to catcher Hank Conger during the fourth inning of Saturday's spring training game against Milwaukee. Jespen had a rough outing, giving up a two-run opposite-field home run to his third batter, Prince Fielder.
Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen, left, listens to catcher Hank Conger during… (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press )

Milwaukee 2, Angels 1

AT THE PLATE: Held to three hits, the Angels saw their spring average fall to .215. But this wasn't the Angels' regular lineup. Maicer Izturis and Peter Bourjos were the only starters Saturday who are likely to start on opening day as well.

ON THE MOUND: Joel Pineiro was sharp in his three-inning stint, giving up two hits and getting five ground-ball outs. Kevin Jepsen? Not so much. He went to three-ball counts on the first two batters he faced and gave up a two-run opposite-field home run to his third batter, Prince Fielder.

EXTRA BASES: Brandon Wood hasn't had a hit since his first spring at-bat after going 0 for 4 with a strikeout. "He's still searching for that consistency," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said.

UP NEXT: Jered Weaver takes the mound for the second time this spring. He'll be opposed by the Arizona Diamondbacks and former Angels teammate Joe Saunders on Sunday at Tempe Diablo Stadium.

ON THE AIR: TV: FS West. Radio: 830.

— Kevin Baxter

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