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San Francisco at Los Angeles

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    L.A. Angels «3100010229--

    Angels 9, Giants 5

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    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels are going to try Mark Trumbo at a couple different spots so they can get his bat into their powerful lineup.

    It looks as if third base could be an option.

    Trumbo made a splendid diving grab to his left in the second inning Saturday, robbing Joaquin Arias of a single during the Angels' 9-5 victory over a split-squad of San Francisco Giants.

    "You don't call it the hot corner for nothing," Trumbo said.

    Trumbo also homered and C.J. Wilson pitched three scoreless innings in his second spring outing for Los Angeles, which gave the left-hander a $77.5 million, five-year deal during free agency over the winter. Wilson allowed one hit, struck out two and walked one.

    With Albert Pujols set to play first and first baseman-designated hitter Kendrys Morales expected to return to the lineup soon, the Angels are searching for ways to find time for Trumbo. He led the team with 29 homers and 87 RBIs during his rookie year last season.

    The plan is for Trumbo to play in 50 games at third to go along with time at first, DH and right field.

    Trumbo, who had yet to have a ball hit to him in one start at third, made a great play on Arias' ball and also handled one ground ball flawlessly.

    "More challenging plays will help me get my confidence," Trumbo said. "Some of that stuff will take some time."

    Peter Bourjos and Erick Aybar, hitting first and second respectively, utilized their speed to set up a pair of Angels run in the first.

    Bourjos bounced a single to right field and Aybar followed with a sharp single to right. Bourjos opted to test the throwing arm of Giants right fielder Tyler Graham and raced to third. Graham's throw was slightly late and Aybar took second.

    Bourjos then scored in Howie Kendrick's fly ball to right field with Aybar taking third. Aybar then narrowly scored on Trumbo's foul popup behind third, beating Conor Gillaspie's throw that short-hopped catcher Eli Whiteside.

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia has said this spring that he could "mix and match" a set of players to hit in front of Pujols in the third slot but is hoping to settle on two.

    Bourjos has been mentioned as a leadoff candidate. He hit .289 and had a .337 on-base percentage against left-handers last season while hitting .271 overall with a .327 on-base percentage.

    Aybar, the team's usual leadoff man last season, hit .279 with a .322 on-base percentage, but only .216 with a .284 on-base percentage against left-handers.

    Giants right-hander Shane Loux pitched 2 1-3 innings and was charged with three runs, two earned, and four hits. He hasn't appeared in the majors since he went 2-3 with a 5.86 ERA in 18 games with the Angels in 2009.

    NOTES: Angels 3B Luis Jimenez also hit his first spring homer. ... Angels reliever LaTroy Hawkins made his first spring appearance and gave up three runs and four hits in one inning.

     
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    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Gregor Blanco, CF2010101 .438
        Jarrett Parker, RF0000100 .000
       a- Ryan Lollis, PH10100001.000
    Emmanuel Burriss, 2B4011001 .462
    Freddy Sanchez, DH3110001 .286
       b- Daniel Mayora, PH-DH1000002 .000
    Aubrey Huff, 1B3221001 .294
        Andrew Susac, C1010000 .500
    Conor Gillaspie, 3B4111000 .235
    Eli Whiteside, C3012010 .364
        Luke Anders, 1B0000100 .000
    Joaquin Arias, SS3000001 .231
        Ehire Adrianza, SS1000001 .000
    Tyler Graham, RF-CF3000111 .000
    Justin Christian, LF4110010 .250
    Totals33510543  
    a-singled for Parker in the 9th
    b-grounded out for F. Sanchez in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Conor Gillaspie (2, Hawkins), Eli Whiteside (1, Hawkins)
    HR - Aubrey Huff (2, Van Mil)
    SH - Emmanuel Burriss (1)
    RBI - Emmanuel Burriss (2), Aubrey Huff (2), Conor Gillaspie (3), Eli Whiteside 2 (4)
    SB - Justin Christian (1, 2nd base off Van Mil/Wilson)
    CS - Gregor Blanco (1, 2nd base by Wilson/Wilson), Tyler Graham (2, 2nd base by Roach/Diaz)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Huff-Arias, Yourkin-Arias-Huff, Gillaspie-Burriss-Anders
    E - Emmanuel Burriss (1, Misplayed grounder), Ramon Ortiz (1, Misplayed grounder)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Shane Loux 2.1432120 3.86
    Mitch Lively 0.2100000 0.00
    Matt Yourkin 2422211 3.60
    Ramon Ortiz (L,0-1) 2430011 0.00
    Stephen Harrold 1211000 9.00
    HBP - Kendrick (by Shane Loux)
    Pitches-Strikes - Shane Loux 19-14, Mitch Lively 3-3, Matt Yourkin 23-13, Ramon Ortiz 14-14, Stephen Harrold 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Shane Loux 1-3, Mitch Lively 2-0, Matt Yourkin 2-2, Ramon Ortiz 2-4, Stephen Harrold 2-0
    Batters Faced - Shane Loux 12, Mitch Lively 3, Matt Yourkin 11, Ramon Ortiz 11, Stephen Harrold 4
    Los Angeles Angels
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Peter Bourjos, CF2110110 .333
        Matt Long, CF2100001 .286
    Erick Aybar, SS3120002 .545
        Taylor Lindsey, 2B2220000 .800
    Howard Kendrick, 2B0101000 .375
        Jean Segura, SS2121000 .500
    Mark Trumbo, 3B2113000 .500
        Luis Jimenez, 3B2112000 .333
    Jorge Cantu, 1B4021010 .364
        Efren Navarro, 1B1000000 .000
    Bobby Wilson, C2010102 .571
        Andrew Romine, PR0000000 .143
        Robinzon Diaz, C1000001 .500
    Hank Conger, DH3010111 .214
    Kole Calhoun, RF4020012 .333
    Doug Deeds, LF4000003 .100
    Totals34915834  
    Batting
    2B - Taylor Lindsey (1, Harrold), Hank Conger (2, Yourkin)
    HR - Mark Trumbo (1, Yourkin), Luis Jimenez (1, Ortiz)
    SF - Howard Kendrick (1), Jean Segura (1), Mark Trumbo (1)
    RBI - Howard Kendrick (3), Jean Segura (2), Mark Trumbo 3 (3), Luis Jimenez 2 (2), Jorge Cantu (3)
    2-OUT RBI - Luis Jimenez 2 (2), Jorge Cantu (1)
    SB - Bobby Wilson (1, 2nd base off Yourkin/Whiteside)
    CS - Erick Aybar (1, 3rd base by Lively/Whiteside)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Navarro
    Los Angeles Angels
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    C.J. Wilson 3100120 0.00
    LaTroy Hawkins (BS,1) 1433000 27.00
    Loek Van Mil (W,1-1) 2222001 10.80
    Donn Roach (H,1) 1100200 0.00
    Francisco Rodriguez (S,1) 2200110 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - C.J. Wilson 18-13, LaTroy Hawkins 7-7, Loek Van Mil 12-9, Donn Roach 12-3, Francisco Rodriguez 13-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C.J. Wilson 4-2, LaTroy Hawkins 2-1, Loek Van Mil 3-3, Donn Roach 2-0, Francisco Rodriguez 2-2
    Batters Faced - C.J. Wilson 10, LaTroy Hawkins 7, Loek Van Mil 8, Donn Roach 5, Francisco Rodriguez 8
    Game Information
    Attendance - 9638
    Game Time - 3:03
    Temperature - 64
    Umpires - Home - Dana DeMuth, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Jim Wolf