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Featherston, Giavotella provide power, C.J. Wilson provides pitching in Angels' 7-1 win over Arizona

Featherston, Giavotella provide power, C.J. Wilson provides pitching in Angels' 7-1 win over Arizona

The Angels got a pair of third-inning solo home runs from unexpected sources — light-hitting utility infielder Taylor Featherston and second baseman Johnny Giavotella — and broke the game open with a five-run sixth en route to a 7-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Chase Field on Thursday. The seldom-used Featherston, a Rule 5 pick who entered with three hits in 36 at-bats on the season for an .083 average, lined the first homer of his career into the left-field seats. Featherston, filling in for slumping shortstop Erick Aybar, got the silent treatment upon returning to the dugout — it’s become tradition for players hitting their first career homers...

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