Angels triple their pleasure in 11-5 win over Indians

Angels have four batters triple during a three-run third inning in 11-5 win over Indians

AT THE PLATE: Erick Aybar, C.J. Cron, Johnny Giavotella and Collin Cowgill all tripled during a five-batter span of the Angels' three-run third inning. No team has had that many triples in the same inning of a regular-season game since at least 1984, which is as far back as records for that obscure stat go. Six players had multiple hits and Chris Iannetta hit his second home run of the spring. With his two-for-three night, Mike Trout raised his spring average to .517 and has 12 runs batted in. Cron went three for four and is hitting .405.

ON THE MOUND: Left-hander Hector Santiago, who exited his last start in the third inning after taking a line drive off his forearm, pronounced himself healthy after pitching into the fifth Friday, holding the Indians to one earned run on six hits in 4 1/3 innings.

EXTRA BASES: The Angels' 17 hits were a spring best and their 11 runs matched their Cactus League high. Earlier Friday the Angels reassigned catchers Charles Cutler and Jett Bandy, right-handed pitcher Alex Sanabia and infielders Sherman Johnson, Ryan Wheeler and Alex Yarbrough to minor league camp. That leaves the team with 42 players on its roster 10 days before it returns to Southern California.

UP NEXT: San Francisco on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.

Copyright © 2018, Los Angeles Times
EDITION: California | U.S. & World