Albert Pujols’ has 3 hits to lead Angels to victory over Mariners

first_imgUP NEXT: Angels (Parker Bridwell) vs. Diamondbacks (Robbie Ray), Tuesday, 1 p.m., Tempe Diablo Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (AM 830). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error THE GAME: The Angels began their final week of spring training in Arizona with an 8-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night in Tempe.PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Osmer Morales got the start, with Tyler Skaggs having taken his turn earlier in the day in an intrasquad game. Morales allowed one hit in 3-1/3 scoreless innings. He struck out five. The Angels currently view Morales primarily as starting pitching depth, Manager Mike Scioscia said. Eventually Morales could work his way into a big league bullpen role. … Right-handers Cam Bedrosian and Blake Parker each gave up solo homers in their inning of work. … Right-hander Felix Peña pitched 1-1/3 innings, allowing a homer to Dan Vogelbach. He also struck out three more, giving him 15 strikeouts in nine innings this spring, which would appear to make him a favorite to win a spot on the opening day roster. … Right-hander Justin Anderson is not among the Angels’ top prospects, but he came up from minor league camp to pitch his fifth game of the spring. He has not allowed a run yet.HITTING REPORT: Albert Pujols had three singles, including poking an opposite-field hit at the end of a 10-pitch at-bat in the fourth inning. Pujols spent Sunday getting extra at-bats in a minor league game. He had four hits, including a homer in the minor league game. … Andrelton Simmons also had three hits. He is 6 for 16 since returning from a shoulder injury that cost him a week. … The Angels scored seven runs in the fifth, all charged to pitchers who will not start the season in the majors.DEFENSE REPORT: Right fielder Kole Calhoun threw out a runner at the plate with a one-hop throw. … Simmons, the shortstop, raced far into the outfield to make a catch of a popup.last_img

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