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Angels lose twice in Cactus League play

They fall to the Cubs, 11-2, and the Giants, 4-1, in split-squad spring-training games.

February 23, 2013
  • Andrew Romine doesn't get the throw in time as San Francisco's Angel Pagan steals second during the Angels' 4-1 loss Saturday in spring training play.
Andrew Romine doesn't get the throw in time as San Francisco's… (Darron Cummings / Associated…)

Chicago Cubs 11, Angels 2

San Francisco 4, Angels 1

AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar scored one of the Angels' runs and drove in the other against the Cubs. Hank Conger drove in a run. In the other split-squad game, against the Giants, non-roster outfielder Matt Young, selected best hustler in the double-A Southern League in 2009, was three for three.

ON THE MOUND: Jerome Williams, in his first spring game since 2009 — he was in Taiwan in 2010, in independent ball in 2011 and injured last year — pitched two innings and gave up one run, a home run. "I got the first homer out of the way. That was pretty cool," said Williams, projected as a long reliever and spot starter.

EXTRA BASES: Reliever Michael Kohn, who sat out last season after Tommy John surgery, pitched one perfect inning in his first appearance in two years. Reliever Nick Maronde, who gave up one run in 12 games as a rookie last season, gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

UP NEXT: vs. Oakland on Sunday, noon PST at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV — FSW. Radio — 830.

—Bill Shaikin

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