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    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Jhoulys Chacin was sharp again for the Colorado Rockies.

    Chacin allowed three hits and a run in four innings and the Rockies topped the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 on Wednesday.

    He walked two with a strikeout in his second spring start.

    Chacin went 9-11 with a 3.28 ERA in 21 starts with Colorado in 2010 as a rookie.

    In his previous start, Chacin worked two perfect innings against Arizona with a strikeout.

    "In the first inning, his fastball was getting away from him," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said. "What you like to see is he adjusted it."

    Angels starter Scott Kazmir made his third spring start and pitched out of several jams.

    Kazmir, 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA in 2010, made his third spring start Wednesday.

    He went three innings, allowing an unearned run, and five hits, four walks and a strikeout.

    The Angels are trying to get Kazmir to simplify his delivery in the hopes of returning him to his All-Star form with Tampa Bay a few seasons ago.

    "I really feel like I'm this close to making the transfer from the bullpen (throwing sessions prior to the game) to the game," Kazmir said. "It's almost like I want to put a little more on it when the batter's in there."

    Kazmir allowed an unearned run in the first but pitched out of a jam. His errant pickoff throw while trying to get Dexter Fowler at second sent him to third. Fowler then scored on a wild pitch with Jason Giambi batting.

    "In some ways Kaz made some steps forward today," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "That consistency still has to come."

    The Angels tied the game in the second when Mark Trumbo doubled to start the inning and scored on Bobby Wilson's infield single.

    The Rockies broke open a 1-1 game with seven runs off Angels left-hander Trevor Reckling in the eighth. Ben Paulsen hit his first spring homer, a two-run shot, in the inning.

    Reckling allowed six hits and seven runs, all earned, in two innings, raising his spring ERA to 16.50.

    Notes: Cole Garner had three of the Rockies' 13 hits and Matt Macri and Hernan Iribarren each had two apiece. ... Wilson had two of the Angels' 10 hits. ... Angels relievers Kevin Jepsen, Jordan Walden and Jason Bulger each threw one scoreless inning in relief.

     
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    Colorado Rockies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Dexter Fowler, CF2100211 .316
        Charlie Blackmon, CF1112000 .300
    Jordan Pacheco, C3000104 .400
        Ben Paulsen, 1B1112000 .400
    Jason Giambi, DH3000001 .385
       a- Michael McKenry, PH-DH1100000 .250
    Troy Tulowitzki, SS3010011 .222
        Tim Wheeler, RF2000011 .182
    Seth Smith, RF3010001 .278
        Matt Macri, 3B2120000 .750
    Cole Garner, LF4130003 .381
    Mike Jacobs, 1B3000003 .118
        Jose Morales, C2112011 .364
    Hernan Iribarren, 3B-SS4121001 .350
    Jonathan Herrera, 2B2010100 .348
       b- Thomas Field, PH-2B1000012 .077
    Totals37813745  
    a-hit by pitch for Giambi in the 8th
    b-struck out for Herrera in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Matt Macri (1, Bulger), Hernan Iribarren (2, Reckling)
    HR - Ben Paulsen (1, Reckling)
    RBI - Charlie Blackmon 2 (6), Ben Paulsen 2 (5), Jose Morales 2 (2), Hernan Iribarren (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Charlie Blackmon 2 (4), Ben Paulsen 2 (3)
    PK - Hernan Iribarren (1, Berg)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Tulowitzki-Herrera-Jacobs, Tulowitzki-Jacobs, Jacobs-Tulowitzki, Tulowitzki-Herrera-Jacobs, Macri-Field-Paulsen
    E - Seth Smith (1, Dropped fly)
    Colorado Rockies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jhoulys Chacin 4311210 4.00
    John Maine 2300000 0.00
    Huston Street (W,1-0) 1100000 4.50
    Rex Brothers (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    Andrew Johnston 1200010 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Jhoulys Chacin 23-15, John Maine 10-8, Huston Street 4-4, Rex Brothers 5-5, Andrew Johnston 7-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jhoulys Chacin 7-2, John Maine 3-2, Huston Street 2-1, Rex Brothers 1-0, Andrew Johnston 1-1
    Batters Faced - Jhoulys Chacin 15, John Maine 8, Huston Street 4, Rex Brothers 3, Andrew Johnston 5
    Los Angeles Angels
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Erick Aybar, SS3000001 .227
        Jean Segura, SS1010000 .200
    Reggie Willits, CF2010100 .214
        Efren Navarro, 1B0000000 .400
       a- Gabe Jacobo, PH-1B1000011 .250
    Howard Kendrick, 2B3010012 .375
        Gil Velazquez, 2B1000001 .000
    Mark Trumbo, 1B3110001 .367
        Tyson Auer, CF1000010 .000
    Hank Conger, DH2000102 .063
       b- Mike Trout, PH-DH1010000 .364
    Brandon Wood, 3B4010001 .227
    Bobby Wilson, C3021000 .429
       c- Alberto Rosario, PH1000002 .000
    Chris Pettit, LF3010002 .333
       d- Travis Witherspoon, PH1000002 .200
    Jeremy Moore, RF3010001 .133
    Totals33110123  
    a-struck out for Navarro in the 8th
    b-singled for Conger in the 9th
    c-lined out for Wilson in the 9th
    d-hit into fielder's choice for Pettit in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Mark Trumbo (4, Chacin), Chris Pettit (2, Street)
    3B - Jeremy Moore (1, Maine)
    RBI - Bobby Wilson (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Bobby Wilson (1)
    SB - Howard Kendrick 2 (3, 2nd base off Maine/Pacheco, 3rd base off Maine/Pacheco)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Kendrick-Aybar-Trumbo
    E - Scott Kazmir (1, Throwing)
    Los Angeles Angels
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Scott Kazmir 3510410 3.38
    Jeremy Berg 1000010 0.00
    Kevin Jepsen 1000000 6.00
    Jordan Walden 1100000 0.00
    Trevor Reckling (L,0-1) 2677021 16.50
    Jason Bulger 1100010 2.70
    HBP - McKenry (by Trevor Reckling), Garner (by Trevor Reckling)
    WP - Scott Kazmir (1), Trevor Reckling (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Scott Kazmir 32-15, Jeremy Berg 4-4, Kevin Jepsen 3-3, Jordan Walden 3-3, Trevor Reckling 19-16, Jason Bulger 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Scott Kazmir 2-5, Kevin Jepsen 1-2, Jordan Walden 1-1, Jason Bulger 2-0
    Batters Faced - Scott Kazmir 17, Jeremy Berg 2, Kevin Jepsen 3, Jordan Walden 3, Trevor Reckling 14, Jason Bulger 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 4038
    Game Time - 2:57
    Temperature - 72
    Umpires - Home - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez