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The Angels ranked sixth in the
"It's going to be fun," Trout said. "I'll be ready to run. We'll have a lot more opportunities, with Albert healthy and Josh healthy. We've got to stay healthy."
The Angels figure to need that high-octane offense, given that three of their five starters --
"We can't do what we did last year," Trout said. "I don't even like talking about it."
The Angels held their breath briefly in the third inning, when Trout was hit by a pitch on the left hand. Trout said afterward that he was a little sore and joked that he had tried to catch the pitch -- a breaking ball -- as if he were playing whiffle ball.
Trout has been hit by two pitches this spring. He stole second base immediately thereafter both times. This time, he also hit a home run in his next at-bat.
Trout denied that he plans to steal second base immediately after he's hit with a pitch this season.
Skaggs staggered through 4 1/3 innings, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks. The Angels staked him to a 5-0 lead in the third inning; Skaggs had given five runs back by the fourth.
Skaggs said he had "no command of any of my pitches."