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Spring training: Angels lose, 5-4, to Giants

Peter Bourjos sparks a three-run seventh inning with a triple.

March 24, 2013|By Mike DiGiovanna
  • Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos celebrates in the dugout after hitting a triple and scoring against the Rockies earlier this month. He had a three-run triple Sunday.
Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos celebrates in the dugout after hitting… (Chris Carlson / Associated…)

San Francisco 5, Angels 4

AT THE PLATE: Peter Bourjos sparked a three-run seventh with a triple to right-center, and Mike Trout and Josh Hamilton knocked in runs during the inning with doubles to center. Hamilton looked bad in his previous at-bat, striking out on a slow Barry Zito curve. Howie Kendrick had a run-scoring single in the fourth, and Albert Pujols and Alberto Callaspo each had two hits.

ON THE MOUND: Jason Vargas gave up one earned run and five hits in six innings, striking out five and walking two, but neither Scott Downs nor Ernesto Frieri could complete their relief innings. Downs was tagged for three runs and three hits, and he walked two, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch in the eighth. Frieri gave up a game-winning single to Buster Posey in the ninth.

EXTRA BASES: Kole Calhoun, a favorite for a reserve outfield spot after Vernon Wells is traded, started a strong relay play that nailed Andres Torres at the plate in the eighth. Torres was trying to score on Brandon Crawford's double to right. … Left-hander Nick Maronde was optioned to double-A Arkansas, where he will pitch in relief, and Chad Cordero was reassigned to minor league camp.

UP NEXT: vs. Chicago White Sox at 1 p.m. Monday at Camelback Ranch. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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