Spring training Freeway Series: Angels 3, Dodgers 2

Mike Trout welcomed himself back to Angel Stadium in grand fashion with a home run.

Angels 3, Dodgers 2

AT THE PLATE: In his first at-bat at Angel Stadium this season, Mike Trout launched a home run, deep to right-center field. Trout also tripled, walked, stole a base and scored twice. The Angels' star center fielder is batting .463 this spring. Designated hitter C.J. Cron (.426) also had two hits. For the Dodgers, veteran infielder Darwin Barney, trying to win a bench spot, doubled in his only at-bat to lift his average to .356. Barney has six doubles, second on the team to Jimmy Rollins.

ON THE MOUND: The Angels' Matt Shoemaker gave up one run in 61/3 innings, wrapping up the spring with a 4.26 earned-run average. The Dodgers, on the turn that would have belonged to the injured Hyun-Jin Ryu, used eight relievers for an inning apiece. Adam Liberatore, a left-hander acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays, struck out both of the left-handers he faced and maintained his 0.00 earned-run average this spring. Left-hander Paco Rodriguez also maintained a 0.00 ERA, with no walks and 12 strikeouts in 101/3 innings.

EXTRA BASES: Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson and Shoemaker, in order, will face the Mariners in the Angels' season-opening series starting Monday in Seattle. Hector Santiago will start the home opener next Friday against the Kansas City Royals. … It is uncertain whether the Angels and closer Huston Street can wrap up a contract extension before the season opener, but a club official said the Street talks are completely independent of the Josh Hamilton situation. Hamilton could face a suspension that would save the Angels millions in already-budgeted salary. … At the concession stand at the Angels' Class A Inland Empire affiliate this season: deep-fried, bacon-wrapped frog legs, sold as "Kermit and Miss Piggy."

UP NEXT: The Angels and Dodgers play Friday at 7 p.m. at Angel Stadium. TV: Channel 13, SportsNet LA. Radio: 570, 830.

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