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Angels' David Freese looks better at third base

Angels' David Freese looks better at third base

Angels third baseman David Freese charged a slow roller to his left and made a barehand grab and off-balance throw to first to end the fourth inning Wednesday.

The play won't draw comparisons to Brooks Robinson or make Freese a Gold Glove candidate, but if it keeps him on the field in the late innings of games in which the Angels hold narrow leads, Freese will be happy.

"We've talked about it," said first base coach Alfredo Griffin, who oversees Angels infielders. "He said, 'There's no way I'm coming out of the game this year.' I told him I want to see him in there with the bases loaded and no outs in the eighth."

Freese was usually replaced by...