Angels fall, 7-3, to Padres in spring game

Angels fall to Padres, 7-3, in spring game

San Diego 7, Angels 3

AT THE PLATE: Most of the regulars did not play. Grant Green, who is competing for the second-base job, had two hits and is batting .429 (six for 14) for the spring. "He's definitely ready for the challenge to help us offensively," Manager Mike Scioscia said, "but he has to go out there and win a position defensively." Collin Cowgill doubled and walked in two plate appearances and stole his third base of the spring. Outfielder Matt Joyce, who was scratched from Thursday's game because of a tight hamstring, started at designated hitter and was hitless in three at-bats with a run-scoring groundout.

ON THE MOUND: Starter Matt Shoemaker retired the side in order in the first and third innings but got a few fastballs up in the second, when he gave up four runs and three hits, including Jake Goebbert's run-scoring double to right-center and Alex Dickerson's RBI triple to right-center. Shoemaker said he was "still trying to work off some rust." Reliever Fernando Salas gave up two runs and three hits in an inning. Mike Morin gave up two hits and struck out one in a scoreless seventh, and Vinnie Pestano struck out one in a scoreless eighth.

EXTRA BASES: Garrett Richards, recovering from left-knee surgery, threw a two-inning, 38-pitch simulated game Friday in which he fielded bunts, made pickoff throws to bases and covered first. "He looked good, no setbacks," pitching coach Mike Butcher said. … Left-hander Andrew Heaney will start Saturday's split-squad game against the Chicago White Sox, and right-hander Nick Tropeano will pitch against the Kansas City Royals.

UP NEXT: Chicago White Sox at Tempe Diablo Stadium at 1 p.m. and Kansas City at Surprise Stadium at 1 p.m. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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