Cleveland at Los Angeles

W: E. Frieri (1-0) L: D. Huff (1-1) S: T. Kelley (2)
HR: CLE - L. Chisenhall (4)   LAA - None

Angels 6, Indians 5


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Tommy Hanson insisted he was OK and wanted to stay on the mound. The Los Angeles Angels took a different approach with their new starter.

Hanson was pulled because of tightness in his right triceps as he warmed up for the fourth inning in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Cleveland Indians.

"It's fine," Hanson said during the game. "I think they just wanted to take the safe route."

The right-hander allowed three hits and two runs with four strikeouts in his fourth spring start.

"This is the most comfortable I've felt all spring," he said. "I was kind of bummed to come out of the game. I wanted to get back in there."

Hanson went 13-10 with a 4.48 ERA with Atlanta in 2012. He was acquired for reliever Jordan Walden and is one of three new starters in the Angels' revamped rotation.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Hanson threw 45 pitches and was slated to go into the 70s. He added that Hanson has enough time to be ready to make his scheduled start during the regular season.

"He wanted to stay in and pitch," Scioscia said. "But (Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher) said it was the right time (to remove him)."

Hanson gave up two runs in the first after two were out. Cord Phelps singled, Nick Swisher walked and Michael Brantley hit a two-run double. Brantley went 3 for 3 to lift his spring average to .400.

Indians right-hander Trevor Bauer allowed five hits and four runs in three innings of his rockiest appearance of six this spring.

"He showed some good velocity out there and some good changes," Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "He's shown some inconsistencies, but that's understandable."

Bauer was acquired over the offseason in a trade with Arizona and is one of several candidates to stick with the big club as a late-rotation starter.

"I had a glimpse of feeling ready to go out there," Bauer said. "Hopefully, next time I'll feel ready to go all the time."

Bauer breezed through two innings but was hit hard in the third.

Chris Iannetta and Brendan Harris hit back-to-back doubles for a run. A walk to Mike Trout, a single by Howie Kendrick, an RBI grounder by Albert Pujols and a single from Josh Hamilton made it a four-run inning.

"I thought I did good," Bauer said. "I was working on my mechanics. I drifted into some bad habits for two innings."

Pujols narrowly missed a homer in the sixth, lining a double off the wall against David Huff. He scored on Mark Trumbo's single for a 6-5 lead.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit his fourth spring homer for the Indians.

NOTES: Angels reliever Sean Burnett allowed three runs and three hits while getting only one out. ... Harris, Trumbo and Kendrick had two hits apiece for Los Angeles. ... Chisenhall and Phelps each had two hits for the Indians.

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B. Harris
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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R 1
H 3
HR 0

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Cleveland Indians
Michael Bourn, CF2000100 .220
   a- Ezequiel Carrera, PH-LF2000003 .257
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS2001100 .296
    Francisco Lindor, PR-SS2000000 .214
Cord Phelps, 2B4120013 .341
    Ryan Rohlinger, 2B1000000 .100
Nick Swisher, DH2100124 .432
   b- Ryan Raburn, PH-DH2000000 .343
Michael Brantley, LF3132000 .400
    Tyler Naquin, PR-CF2010000 .167
Mark Reynolds, 1B3010022 .343
    Chris McGuiness, PR-1B1010100 .171
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B3122000 .410
    Luis Hernandez, 3B2010012 .219
Drew Stubbs, RF4110025 .250
    Matt Carson, RF1000012 .300
Brian Jeroloman, C3000125 .118
    Roberto Perez, C0000000 .125
a-hit into fielder's choice for Bourn in the 5th
b-grounded out for Swisher in the 6th
2B - Cord Phelps (4, Hanson), Michael Brantley (5, Hanson)
HR - Lonnie Chisenhall (4, Burnett)
RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera (7), Michael Brantley 2 (4), Lonnie Chisenhall 2 (12)
2-OUT RBI - Michael Brantley 2 (4)
SB - Tyler Naquin (1, 2nd base off Kelley/Snyder)
Team LOB - 12
DP - A. Cabrera-Phelps-Reynolds, Reynolds-A. Cabrera
E - Michael Bourn (1, Misplayed grounder)
Cleveland Indians
Trevor Bauer 3543300 4.50
David Huff (BS,3; L,1-1) 1.1222110 5.40
Nick Hagadone 1.2100020 0.00
Vinnie Pestano 1100010 4.50
Matt Albers 1000010 9.00
WP - Trevor Bauer (2), Vinnie Pestano (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Trevor Bauer 25-11, David Huff 12-8, Nick Hagadone 10-10, Vinnie Pestano 7-6, Matt Albers 5-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Trevor Bauer 3-3, David Huff 1-2, Nick Hagadone 1-2, Vinnie Pestano 1-1, Matt Albers 2-0
Batters Faced - Trevor Bauer 14, David Huff 7, Nick Hagadone 6, Vinnie Pestano 4, Matt Albers 3
Los Angeles Angels
Mike Trout, CF1100201 .389
    Luis Jimenez, 3B1000000 .306
Howard Kendrick, 2B4121001 .511
    Andrew Romine, PR-2B0000000 .278
Albert Pujols, DH4111011 .308
Josh Hamilton, RF3011102 .265
    Scott Cousins, RF0000000 .190
Mark Trumbo, 1B4021011 .239
Alberto Callaspo, 3B1100101 .278
    Peter Bourjos, CF2000011 .350
Vernon Wells, LF4000011 .367
Chris Iannetta, C3110010 .400
    Chris Snyder, C0000000 .211
Brendan Harris, SS3122000 .282
    Eric Stamets, SS0000000 .250
2B - Howard Kendrick (4, Pestano), Albert Pujols (2, Huff), Chris Iannetta (4, Bauer), Brendan Harris (2, Bauer)
RBI - Howard Kendrick (8), Albert Pujols (6), Josh Hamilton (5), Mark Trumbo (2), Brendan Harris 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Josh Hamilton (2), Mark Trumbo (2), Brendan Harris (1)
SB - Mark Trumbo (2, 2nd base off Hagadone/Jeroloman), Alberto Callaspo (1, 2nd base off Huff/Jeroloman)
CS - Josh Hamilton (2, 3rd base by Bauer/Jeroloman)
Team LOB - 4
PB - Chris Iannetta (2)
Los Angeles Angels
Tommy Hanson 3322140 8.25
Sean Burnett (BS,1) 0.1333111 27.00
Ryan Chaffee 0.2000210 0.00
Ernesto Frieri (W,1-0) 1300010 7.11
Nick Maronde (H,3) 1000010 8.31
Matt Oye (H,3) 1200010 4.91
Caleb Graham (H,1) 1000000 13.50
Ty Kelley (S,2) 1100120 0.00
WP - Matt Oye (1), Ty Kelley (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tommy Hanson 24-20, Sean Burnett 14-7, Ryan Chaffee 12-4, Ernesto Frieri 8-8, Nick Maronde 5-5, Matt Oye 8-7, Caleb Graham 3-3, Ty Kelley 13-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tommy Hanson 2-3, Ernesto Frieri 1-1, Nick Maronde 2-0, Caleb Graham 2-1, Ty Kelley 1-0
Batters Faced - Tommy Hanson 13, Sean Burnett 5, Ryan Chaffee 4, Ernesto Frieri 6, Nick Maronde 3, Matt Oye 5, Caleb Graham 3, Ty Kelley 5
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Game Time - 3:20
Temperature - 77
Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Stuart Scheurwater, Third Base - John Tumpane