The worst thing that happened to outfielder Matt Joyce on Wednesday was actually a good thing for the Angels left fielder.
Joyce singled, hit a home run to right-center field and walked in three at bats during the Angels' 4-3 exhibition win over the Cleveland Indians in Tempe Diablo Stadium. He also made a diving catch of Brett Hayes' liner in the fourth inning.
But it was when he was thrown out at the plate trying to score from first base and his balky right hamstring held up that was the most encouraging thing that happened.
"You know, it was a really good test," said Joyce, who sat out all but one of the previous seven...