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ANGELS GAME REPORT

Jered Weaver pitches three innings in Angels' 7-2 win over Arizona

The Angels hit six doubles against the Diamondbacks in their most one-sided victory of the spring.

March 06, 2011|By Kevin Baxter

Angels 7, Arizona 2

AT THE PLATE: More than half of the Angels' 10 hits were for extra bases in the team's most one-sided win of the spring. One of their six doubles came from Bobby Abreu, who keyed a four-run third inning with a two-run hit. Vernon Wells followed a batter later with a two-run double of his own. Torii Hunter, two for 10 coming in, had a double and a single in three at-bats. The Angels also stole three bases, giving them 17 in 19 tries.

ON THE MOUND: Jered Weaver, the Angels' probable opening day starter, gave up three hits but struck out three in three innings. Jason Bulger and Francisco Rodriguez were the sharpest of the five relievers who followed, as each pitched a perfect inning with one strikeout.

EXTRA BASES: Wells showed that the transition from center field to left field might not be as difficult as anticipated, making a superb diving catch of Melvin Mora's line drive in the second inning. "That was a great catch for Vernon," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. "That ball was hit on a line [at] a little different angle. He got to it on a clean route and made a great catch."

UP NEXT: Dan Haren is scheduled to make his second road start of the spring, facing Carlos Silva and the Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz.

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