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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Brad Mills matched Tim Lincecum pretty much pitch for pitch.

    Mills tossed six strong innings and the Los Angeles Angels beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Tuesday.

    The game was delayed in the ninth inning when a 50-year-old female fan was hit by a piece of a broken bat from the Angels' Mark Trumbo. Paramedics were called and the fan, who was seated behind the Angels' third-base dugout, was taken for medical attention. She was able to walk out of Scottsdale Stadium, moments before Alexi Amarista's three-run double off Javier Lopez broke a 2-all tie.

    Lincecum was solid in his next-to-last spring start but the Giants' two-time Cy Young Award winner admitted to some frustration with his fastball command. He gave up two runs and five hits in five innings, striking out two and walking two.

    The right-hander retired his first six batters, then issued a walk to Peter Bourjos and gave up a run-scoring double to Bobby Wilson.

    The same combination worked for the Angels in the fifth, when Bourjos doubled and Wilson singled him home.

    Lincecum also twice ran up three-ball counts on Mills.

    "It's been frustrating as a pitcher just knowing that you can't control a fastball ... your go-to pitch and the one every other pitch works off of," Lincecum said. "When it's not working, and you can't throw a strike to a pitcher who's not swinging the bat, that's frustrating."

    Mills allowed two runs and four hits. The 27-year-old left-hander, who has pitched in 14 big league games for Toronto, likely will start the season at Triple-A Salt Lake despite a 1.23 ERA this spring.

    Mills' ability to change speeds makes his fastball effective, manager Mike Scioscia explained.

    "You saw that today," Scioscia said.

    Albert Pujols went 2 for 3 with a double for the Angels.

    Angel Pagan snapped an 0-for-24 skid with an eighth-inning double for San Francisco but was then picked off second base.

    Pagan, hitting .179, may have competition for the starting center field spot from Gregor Blanco, who went 2 for 4 with a double and two steals. Blanco is batting .356.

    "I'm not going to announce it. I have an idea. You need to have that," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.

    Pagan will get some at-bats in the coming days in minor league games, Bochy said.

    "In general, we're not swinging the bats very well. It's been going on four or five days now," Bochy said. "You'd like to see the offense pick up a little bit. That was our biggest issue last year - scoring runs."

    NOTES: The Giants identified the injured fan as Kathleen Dunnivan of Bethesda, Md. She was treated at Scottsdale Health Care, a hospital across the street from the stadium. "That was a shame," Scioscia said. "That thing ... was helicoptering. You were praying it wasn't going to hit anyone, and unfortunately it did." ... Giants C Buster Posey turned 25. The only hurdle left in his comeback from a broken ankle last season is to play nine innings. "But that could have been done the past few days," Bochy said. "He'll tell you he could have finished the games. I'm not concerned about nine innings for him."

     
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    Los Angeles Angels
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Erick Aybar, SS4010002 .385
        Kevin Jepsen, P0000000 .000
        David Carpenter, P0000000 .000
       a- Rian Kiniry, PH-LF1000001 .000
    Howard Kendrick, 2B3000002 .386
        Taylor Lindsey, 2B2000001 .571
    Albert Pujols, 1B3020000 .333
        Kole Calhoun, RF1000000 .341
    Vernon Wells, LF4000003 .245
        Chevy Clarke, CF0000000 .000
    Bobby Abreu, RF2000101 .095
        Jorge Cantu, 1B1000000 .278
    Mark Trumbo, 3B4110002 .351
        Daniel Tillman, P0000000 .000
        Jeremy Berg, P0000000 .000
    Peter Bourjos, CF2220100 .318
        Matt Long, CF-LF0000000 .313
       b- Adam Heether, PH-3B0100100 .000
    Bobby Wilson, C3022001 .350
        Hank Conger, C0100100 .297
    Brad Mills, P2000022 .000
       c- Alexi Amarista, PH-SS2013001 .349
    Totals3459542  
    a-popped out for Carpenter in the 9th
    b-walked for Long in the 9th
    c-flied out for Mills in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Albert Pujols (6, Otero), Mark Trumbo (3, Casilla), Peter Bourjos (1, Lincecum), Bobby Wilson (2, Lincecum)
    3B - Alexi Amarista (2, Lopez)
    RBI - Bobby Wilson 2 (3), Alexi Amarista 3 (13)
    SB - Erick Aybar (4, 2nd base off Lincecum/Posey), Peter Bourjos (1, 2nd base off Mota/Posey)
    CS - Albert Pujols (1, 2nd base by Lincecum/Posey), Bobby Wilson (1, 2nd base by Lincecum/Posey)
    Team LOB - 6
    Los Angeles Angels
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Brad Mills 6422220 1.23
    Kevin Jepsen 1000000 4.50
    David Carpenter (W,1-0) 1200010 0.00
    Daniel Tillman (H,5) 0.1111100 1.50
    Jeremy Berg (S,1) 0.2000110 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Brad Mills 35-26, Kevin Jepsen 3-3, David Carpenter 7-6, Daniel Tillman 6-2, Jeremy Berg 8-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Mills 11-5, Kevin Jepsen 1-2, David Carpenter 1-0
    Batters Faced - Brad Mills 24, Kevin Jepsen 3, David Carpenter 4, Daniel Tillman 3, Jeremy Berg 3
    San Francisco Giants
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Angel Pagan, CF5010012 .179
    Gregor Blanco, RF4120000 .356
    Buster Posey, C2000112 .308
        Hector Sanchez, C1010000 .405
    Pablo Sandoval, 3B3111002 .241
        Conor Gillaspie, 3B1000011 .200
    Aubrey Huff, LF2011100 .273
        Guillermo Mota, P0000000 .000
        Joe Panik, SS0100100 .429
    Brandon Belt, 1B4010003 .370
    Emmanuel Burriss, 2B4000002 .372
    Brandon Crawford, SS3000000 .310
        Steve Edlefsen, P0000000 .000
        Santiago Casilla, P0000000 .000
        Javier Lopez, P0000000 .000
        Luis Rojas, P0000000 .000
       a- Joaquin Arias, PH0000100 .237
    Tim Lincecum, P1000010 .000
       b- Justin Christian, PH1000000 .243
        Dan Otero, P0000000 .000
        Brett Pill, LF1001000 .278
    Totals3237344  
    a-walked for Rojas in the 9th
    b-flied out for Lincecum in the 5th
    Batting
    2B - Angel Pagan (2, Carpenter), Gregor Blanco (3, Mills), Pablo Sandoval (5, Mills), Aubrey Huff (2, Mills)
    SF - Brett Pill (2)
    RBI - Pablo Sandoval (11), Aubrey Huff (4), Brett Pill (11)
    2-OUT RBI - Pablo Sandoval (5), Aubrey Huff (1)
    SB - Gregor Blanco 2 (11, 2nd base off Mills/Wilson, 3rd base off Mills/Wilson)
    PK - Angel Pagan (1, Carpenter)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Panik-Burriss-Belt
    E - Brandon Belt (3, Misplayed grounder)
    San Francisco Giants
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Tim Lincecum 5522220 4.26
    Dan Otero 1100000 1.13
    Guillermo Mota 1100000 3.86
    Steve Edlefsen 1000000 2.08
    Santiago Casilla (L,1-1) 0.1111000 1.08
    Javier Lopez0122200 5.00
    Luis Rojas 0.2000000 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Tim Lincecum 33-22, Dan Otero 4-4, Guillermo Mota 5-4, Steve Edlefsen 3-3, Santiago Casilla 2-2, Javier Lopez 9-1, Luis Rojas 2-2
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Lincecum 7-4, Dan Otero 1-2, Guillermo Mota 1-2, Steve Edlefsen 3-0
    Batters Faced - Tim Lincecum 20, Dan Otero 4, Guillermo Mota 4, Steve Edlefsen 3, Santiago Casilla 2, Javier Lopez 3, Luis Rojas 2
    Game Information
    Attendance - 10084
    Game Time - 2:58
    Temperature - 76
    Umpires - Home - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Kerwin Danley, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Bill Miller