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Anaheim Angels

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Angels.2536671553.57
AL West Division2nd2nd2nd1st
American League 7th10th8th1st

Notes, Quotes

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--RHP Dan Haren picked up his third victory of the season, second in four days, by throwing a one-hit shutout against the Indians on Tuesday. Haren also picked up the victory in Saturday's 14-inning game. The only hit he allowed Tuesday was Shin-Soo Choo's fourth-inning single to center. The complete game was the first by an Angels pitcher this season, and Haren is the only pitcher in the majors this season to throw seven innings or more in each of his first three starts. Haren is 3-0 with a 0.73 ERA.

--OF Reggie Willits was activated from the disabled list before Tuesday's game and started in left field. He went 0-for-3 against Cleveland. Willits, who had been out due to a calf strain, was 4-for-20 in five rehab games with high Class A Inland Empire. OF Chris Pettit was optioned to Class AAA Salt Lake to clear a roster spot. Pettit was a pinch runner in his lone appearance with the Angels this season.

--LF Vernon Wells, who didn't play Tuesday, is mired in a 4-for-44 (.091) start to the season that has only gotten worse (one hit in his past 26 at-bats). Manager Mike Scioscia decided to give him his first day off of the season -- "a mental day off," Scioscia called it -- as he felt Wells has been pressing.

--OF Mike Trout had three hits, two home runs (including a grand slam) and five RBI for Class AA Arkansas on Tuesday. Trout, 19, is the top-ranked prospect in baseball according to some analysts and is playing above Class A for the first time. He batted a combined .331 with 10 HRs and 56 stolen bases in the Class A Midwest and California Leagues last year before moving up to Class AA to start this season. Trout has three home runs in his first six games at Class AA, but Tuesday was the first multi-homer game of his career, and the five RBI were a personal best.

--RHP Tyler Chatwood's next start will be Saturday against the White Sox. Chatwood, 21, made his major league debut Monday against the Indians. With an off day Thursday, Angels manager Mike Scioscia said RHP Matt Palmer would move to the bullpen this week and Chatwood would make the start Saturday. Palmer started in LHP Scott Kazmir's place on April 9. Kazmir and RHP Joel Pineiro are both on the disabled list, both Chatwood and Palmer likely will be needed in the rotation next week.

BY THE NUMBERS
0.81 -- Combined ERA of RHPs Dan Haren and Jered Weaver, who have all six of the Angels' wins this season.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"I've heard enough of them at various times in my career. They're frustrated. I'm frustrated. They're disappointed. I'm disappointed." -- LF Vernon Wells, on being booed by Angels fans the past couple days as his slump continued.

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