Matt Joyce returns, Matt Shoemaker shines as Angels beat Seattle, 5-0

Angels 5, Seattle Mariners 0

AT THE PLATE: Matt Joyce, who missed the previous week because of a sore right hamstring, reached on an error and singled in his first two at-bats. He also scored a run. David Freese had two hits, including a double, scored one run and knocked in another. Mike Trout singled in his last at-bat, running his hitting streak to eight games, although his average continues to dip. It's now at .486, the lowest it's been in 12 days. The Angels are hitting .302 as a team.

ON THE MOUND: Right-hander Matt Shoemaker was so efficient he finished his day by throwing 15 pitches in the bullpen. In the game, he limited the Mariners to two hits while becoming the first Angel to complete six innings. Shoemaker retired the first 13 Mariners in order. Three relievers — Jose Alvarez, Ryan Mattheus and Cesar Ramos — finished the game by combining to retire all nine batters they faced.

EXTRA BASES: Right-hander Garrett Richards, working his way back from knee surgery, had his most impressive outing of the spring, throwing four hitless innings against a team of San Francisco Giants minor leaguers. Richards threw 53 pitches, walked two and struck out three. "My body feels good. My arm feels good," he said. " My leg is the only thing I'm waiting on. I feel like I would any other spring training." The Angels are undecided on whether Richards' next appearance will be in a major or minor league game. . . . Manager Mike Scioscia said right-hander Nick Tropeano, who is battling left-hander Andrew Heaney for a rotation spot, will start Wednesday against Cleveland.

UP NEXT: Texas Rangers on Tuesday, 1 p.m. at Surprise Stadium. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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