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    Angels 6, Indians 5


    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez is enjoying pitching for Cleveland, even now that slugger Albert Pujols has followed him to the American League.

    Pujols went 0 for 2 with a walk for the Los Angeles Angels in a 6-5 win over the Indians on Thursday.

    Alexi Amarista had two hits, including a two-run triple to help the Angels take a 5-0 lead.

    Jose Lopez had a two-run homer and Ezequiel Carrera a two-run single for Cleveland, hitless for four innings.

    Pujols, signed as a free agent, had fans buzzing by hammering a pitch from Jimenez well out of the ballpark, but foul. Pujols walked and scored as the Angels took a 2-0 lead in the first off Jimenez.

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia was impressed by Pujols, who left the World Champion St. Louis Cardinals for a 10-year, $240 million contract.

    "He is all about baseball, incredibly focused from the dugout to the batting circle to the box," Scioscia said. "That sets a tone."

    Jimenez knows to bear down against Pujols. The right-hander has not allowed a homer to the first baseman and has held him to a .267 (4 for 15) average.

    "I like facing him because it is a tough challenge," Jimenez said. "Ideally not with the bases loaded. You don't want to look bad, so you try to put a little more on your fastball."

    Jimenez put too much on it in the first. He walked two, gave up two hits and threw a run-scoring wild pitch.

    "My fastball was moving way too much," he said.

    Jimenez is happy with his new team.

    "They are happy with what they got and I am happy to be here," Jimenez said of the trade in which Cleveland sent four players, including former first-round picks Alex White and Drew Pomeranz to Colorado.

    Jimenez, who went 15-1 to open 2010 and was the NL starter in the All-Star game, hurt his thumb and hip in spring training a year ago and started 1-7. He finished 10-13 combined, including 4-4 after the deal.

    "I feel way better," he said. "I got hurt in the second game. Getting through the second this year is a good sign."

    Angels right-hander Dan Haren liked his command. He walked one and struck out three.

    "I can't throw it 95 (mph) past guys any more, but throwing strike one and getting ahead is what counts," said Haren, a three-time All-Star who was 16-10 a year ago.

    "Dan had the ball down all day," Scioscia said. "He looked in midseason form with his slider and split."

    Notes: Angels RHP prospect Ryan Brasier walked two, then struck out Ryan Spilborghs and Russ Canzler in the ninth for the save. ... Cleveland's Josh Tomlin, who missed the final month last year with an inflamed right elbow, allowed four runs and six hits over three innings. ... Indians 2B Jason Kipnis got texts, tweets and teasing, but no American Idol invite after the MLB Network caught him singing Adele's hit "Someone Like You" during a game Wednesday against Arizona. "I sing it all the time, it relaxes me," Kipnis said. ... Indians minor-league catcher Chun-Hsiu Chen hurt his right leg - simply by running onto the field for practice. "I sprained something, but it shouldn't be serious," said Chen, wearing a walking cast.

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    Los Angeles Angels
    Alexi Amarista, 2B3122100 .333
    Bobby Abreu, DH3000002 .000
       a- Luis Jimenez, PH-DH2000013 .200
    Albert Pujols, 1B2000101 .429
        Efren Navarro, 1B2000013 .000
    Vernon Wells, CF3210001 .250
        Hank Conger, C2010000 .182
    Alberto Callaspo, 3B3011002 .556
        Matt Long, CF2020000 .500
    Kole Calhoun, RF4010113 .300
    Bobby Wilson, C3121002 .600
        Ryan Langerhans, LF2000002 .000
    Andrew Romine, SS-3B4110001 .143
    Doug Deeds, LF2111000 .167
       b- Jean Segura, PH-SS0000200 .500
    a-struck out for Abreu in the 6th
    b-walked for Deeds in the 6th
    2B - Vernon Wells (1, Tomlin), Kole Calhoun (2, Seddon), Bobby Wilson (1, Tomlin)
    3B - Alexi Amarista (1, Tomlin)
    SH - Alexi Amarista (1)
    RBI - Alexi Amarista 2 (3), Alberto Callaspo (1), Bobby Wilson (1), Doug Deeds (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Alberto Callaspo (1), Bobby Wilson (1)
    SB - Alexi Amarista (1, 2nd base off Jimenez/Marson)
    PK - Matt Long (1, Seddon)
    Team LOB - 10
    E - Alexi Amarista (1, Misplayed grounder), Matt Meyer (1, Throwing)
    Los Angeles Angels
    Dan Haren (W,1-0) 2000130 0.00
    Hisanori Takahashi (H,1) 2000020 0.00
    Matt Meyer (H,2) 0.1231200 6.75
    Steven Geltz (H,1) 0.2000000 0.00
    Rich Thompson (H,2) 1222021 9.00
    Ariel Pena (H,1) 2100220 0.00
    Ryan Brasier (S,1) 1000220 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Dan Haren 16-12, Hisanori Takahashi 11-11, Matt Meyer 12-4, Steven Geltz 2-2, Rich Thompson 11-11, Ariel Pena 19-11, Ryan Brasier 15-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dan Haren 2-1, Hisanori Takahashi 5-0, Matt Meyer 1-1, Ariel Pena 4-0
    Batters Faced - Dan Haren 7, Hisanori Takahashi 7, Matt Meyer 6, Steven Geltz 2, Rich Thompson 5, Ariel Pena 9, Ryan Brasier 5
    Cleveland Indians
    Ezequiel Carrera, CF3012021 .333
        Felix Pie, CF2000000 .125
    Asdrubal Cabrera, SS2000111 .125
        Gregorio Petit, PR-SS0000100 .000
       a- Nick Weglarz, PH0000100 .500
        Trevor Crowe, PR0000000 .000
    Travis Hafner, DH1000110 .143
       b- Shin-Soo Choo, PH-DH1001111 .111
    Shelley Duncan, LF3000003 .300
        Ryan Spilborghs, LF2000023 .000
    Russ Canzler, 1B5110012 .300
    Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B1100110 .429
        Jose Lopez, 3B2112000 .667
    Aaron Cunningham, RF2110000 .375
        Chad Huffman, RF1000110 .000
    Cord Phelps, 2B2000002 .000
        Jason Donald, 2B2010010 .200
    Lou Marson, C2100001 .333
        Matt Pagnozzi, C2000002 .000
    a-walked for Petit in the 9th
    b-hit a sacrifice fly for Hafner in the 5th
    2B - Jason Donald (1, Pena)
    HR - Jose Lopez (1, Thompson)
    SF - Shin-Soo Choo (1)
    RBI - Ezequiel Carrera 2 (2), Shin-Soo Choo (2), Jose Lopez 2 (2)
    SB - Trevor Crowe (1, 2nd base off Brasier/Conger)
    Team LOB - 9
    DP - Gomez-Petit-Canzler
    E - Russ Canzler (2, Missed catch of throw)
    Cleveland Indians
    Ubaldo Jimenez (L,0-2) 2222200 9.00
    Josh Tomlin 3644000 7.20
    Tony Sipp 1000120 9.00
    Jeanmar Gomez 2200210 0.00
    Chris Seddon 1200000 0.00
    WP - Ubaldo Jimenez (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 18-9, Josh Tomlin 16-16, Tony Sipp 11-7, Jeanmar Gomez 17-9, Chris Seddon 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 2-4, Josh Tomlin 4-6, Tony Sipp 1-0, Jeanmar Gomez 3-1
    Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 10, Josh Tomlin 16, Tony Sipp 4, Jeanmar Gomez 9, Chris Seddon 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3469
    Game Time - 3:20
    Temperature - 66
    Umpires - Home - Angel Campos, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Lance Barrett, Third Base - Barry Larson