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    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - The Los Angeles Angels' potent offense could be getting even better soon.

    Vernon Wells and Mark Trumbo hit consecutive homers in Los Angeles' six-run fifth inning and the Angels finished with 20 hits in a 17-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday in a matchup of split squads.

    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Kendrys Morales might make his spring debut this week and he expects the first-baseman-designated hitter to "absolutely" be ready for opening day.

    Morales ran the bases Sunday morning and Scioscia said though there are "still some hurdles" to his recovery, "these are things that, just the quick-twitch movements you're going to do in a game, reacting, you can only get those through playing. That's why it's important for him to get out there and play and just get a guy to where he is."

    Morales hit 34 homers and drove in 108 runs in a breakthrough 2009 season in which he finished fifth in the America League MVP voting. He had 11 homers and 39 RBI in 51 games the following season before breaking his ankle as he and teammates celebrated his game-ending grand-slam at home plate. He hasn't played since.

    Howie Kendrick and Trumbo had three hits each against the Indians and Wells had two hits and five RBIs. Albert Pujos drove in a run and scored twice.

    Right-hander Garrett Richards, vying for the No. 5 spot in the Angels' rotation, gave up three hits in three scoreless innings in his second spring start. He could be the favorite to win the spot since Jerome Williams has not been able to pitch with a strained hamstring.

    "I'm trying not to think too much about it," Richards said. "I can't control it."

    Richards said he has been working on new things while trying to impress the coaching staff, one of them being trying not to tip his pitches, something he said he had done in his first start in New York last Aug. 10. He allowed six earned runs in five innings that game.

    Richards finished 0-2 with a 5.73 ERA in seven appearances last year, including three starts.

    Indians starter David Huff allowed five runs, four earned, and seven hits in three innings in his third spring appearance. Travis Hafner hit his first spring homer off Angels reliever Scott Downs in the fourth.

     
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    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Ezequiel Carrera, CF5000026 .200
    Jason Kipnis, 2B3010001 .308
        Cord Phelps, 2B1000000 .000
    Asdrubal Cabrera, SS3000001 .071
        Juan Diaz, SS1000000 .385
    Travis Hafner, DH3121001 .231
       a- Nick Weglarz, PH-DH1000010 .333
    Ryan Spilborghs, RF4110012 .091
    Matt LaPorta, 1B4020010 .143
    Fred Lewis, LF2000011 .125
        Trevor Crowe, LF1010000 .200
    Jack Hannahan, 3B3001000 .182
       b- Thomas Neal, PH1000001 .000
    Lou Marson, C2010100 .400
        Luke Carlin, C0000100 .250
    Totals3428226  
    a-struck out for Hafner in the 8th
    b-grounded out for Hannahan in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Trevor Crowe (1, Brasier)
    HR - Travis Hafner (1, Downs)
    RBI - Travis Hafner (1), Jack Hannahan (5)
    SB - Jason Kipnis (1, 2nd base off Walden/Conger)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Huff-A. Cabrera-LaPorta
    E - Asdrubal Cabrera (1, Misplayed grounder), Jack Hannahan (1, Throwing), Ryan Spilborghs (1, Throwing)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    David Huff (L,1-1) 3754120 6.75
    Chris Ray 1433110 18.00
    Danny Salazar 0.2362202 27.00
    Bryan Price 1432010 18.00
    Chris Seddon 2.1200060 0.00
    WP - Danny Salazar (1), Chris Seddon (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - David Huff 24-20, Chris Ray 13-9, Danny Salazar 19-7, Bryan Price 9-9, Chris Seddon 22-21
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - David Huff 2-5, Chris Ray 1-1, Danny Salazar 1-2, Bryan Price 1-1
    Batters Faced - David Huff 17, Chris Ray 8, Danny Salazar 8, Bryan Price 7, Chris Seddon 9
    Los Angeles Angels
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Erick Aybar, SS4121001 .533
        Darwin Perez, PR-SS2100022 .000
    Howard Kendrick, 2B4231000 .500
        Taylor Lindsey, PR-2B2110002 .714
    Albert Pujols, 1B2212101 .545
        Travis Witherspoon, CF2111011 .500
    Torii Hunter, RF3112101 .333
        Matt Long, PR-RF^LF2111001 .333
    Vernon Wells, CF4225000 .286
        Frazier Hall, 1B1000011 .000
    Mark Trumbo, DH4132000 .667
       a- Ryan Mount, PH-DH1000010 .000
    Hank Conger, C4010014 .222
        Jett Bandy, C10100001.000
    Jorge Cantu, 3B4021011 .400
        Kaleb Cowart, PR-3B1100011 .000
    Ryan Langerhans, LF2210212 .125
        Angel Castillo, PR-RF1100011 .000
    Totals44172016410  
    a-struck out for Trumbo in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Howard Kendrick (1, Huff)
    3B - Erick Aybar (1, Salazar)
    HR - Vernon Wells (1, Salazar), Mark Trumbo (2, Salazar)
    SF - Albert Pujols (2)
    RBI - Erick Aybar (1), Howard Kendrick (4), Albert Pujols 2 (4), Travis Witherspoon (1), Torii Hunter 2 (3), Matt Long (1), Vernon Wells 5 (7), Mark Trumbo 2 (5), Jorge Cantu (4)
    2-OUT RBI - Travis Witherspoon (1), Matt Long (1), Vernon Wells 4 (4), Mark Trumbo (1), Jorge Cantu (2)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Richards-Aybar-Pujols
    Los Angeles Angels
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Garrett Richards (W,2-0) 3300000 3.60
    Scott Downs (H,1) 0.1322001 54.00
    Eddie McKiernan (H,1) 0.2000110 0.00
    Jordan Walden (H,1) 1100000 0.00
    Eric Hurley (H,2) 3000040 0.00
    Ryan Brasier 1100110 0.00
    HBP - Lewis (by Scott Downs)
    Pitches-Strikes - Garrett Richards 11-11, Scott Downs 9-5, Eddie McKiernan 8-4, Jordan Walden 5-4, Eric Hurley 17-17, Ryan Brasier 10-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Garrett Richards 7-1, Eddie McKiernan 1-0, Jordan Walden 1-2, Ryan Brasier 2-0
    Batters Faced - Garrett Richards 11, Scott Downs 5, Eddie McKiernan 3, Jordan Walden 4, Eric Hurley 9, Ryan Brasier 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 8304
    Game Time - 3:17
    Temperature - 74
    Umpires - Home - Kerwin Danley, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Gary Darling