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Angels lose, 2-1, to Indians

Chris Pettit, who missed all of last season with a torn labrum, hits his first home run since 2009 with two outs in the ninth. Dan Haren becomes the first Angel to go five innings.

March 12, 2011|By Kevin Baxter
  • Angels starter Dan Haren pitched five innings against the Indians on Saturday without reaching the 60 pitches he was scheduled to throw.
Angels starter Dan Haren pitched five innings against the Indians on Saturday… (Christian Petersen / Getty…)

Indians 2, Angels 1

AT THE PLATE: Chris Pettit, who missed all of last season with a torn labrum, hit his first home run since 2009 with two outs in the ninth inning. The Angels' other six hits, all singles, were spread among six players, among them Mark Trumbo, who is hitting .375, and catcher Jeff Mathis (.316).

ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren became the first Angel to go five innings, and he was so efficient in getting there, he had to go down to the bullpen to get in the rest of the 60 pitches he was scheduled to throw. Hisanori Takahashi pitched brilliantly out of the bullpen, retiring all six of the batters he faced, striking out three.

EXTRA BASES: With two double plays Saturday, the Angels have turned 18 in 16 games this spring…Six of the Angels' nine losses this spring have come on the road. The team is 7-3 at home.

UP NEXT: The Angels play 1 p.m. PDT split-squad games against Seattle and Cincinnati on Sunday with Ervin Santana starting against the Mariners' Jason Vargas in Tempe, Ariz., and Garrett Richards facing the Reds' Travis Wood in Goodyear, Ariz.

ON THE AIR: Radio: 830 (Tempe game only).

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