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Angels 12, White Sox 4

March 14, 2013|By Kevin Baxter

Angels 12, Chicago White Sox 4

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit his first home run of the spring and scored three times, and Howie Kendrick and Albert Pujols each had two hits. Kendrick extended his spring hitting streak to 11 starts and raised his average to .485. For Trout, who also had a double and is batting .407, the three runs gave him 11 in as many games.

ON THE MOUND: Jason Vargas had his best outing of the spring, setting down the first seven batters in order and allowing only three runners to reach base in 4 2/3 innings. He struck out five. In an inning of relief, left-hander Scott Downs gave up a run on a sixth-inning homer by Dewayne Wise.

EXTRA BASES: Catcher Hank Conger, who has had his troubles throwing, made a sensational catch on a foul popup, as did third baseman Alberto Callaspo, who reached into the Chicago dugout to make his grab. The Angels have four starters— Trout, Pujols, Kendrick and Chris Iannetta — batting .400 or better.

UP NEXT: Angels vs. Seattle, Friday at 1 p.m. at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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