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Angels beat Cincinnati, 3-1, in spring game
Angels beat Cincinnati, 3-1, in spring game

Angels 3, Cincinnati Reds 1 AT THE PLATE: Veteran first baseman Carlos Pena continued to make his case for a bench spot, stroking a two-out, pinch-hit, run-scoring single to right field in the bottom of the sixth inning. Pena has hits in each of his last three at-bats. The Angels had only seven singles and are batting just .255 (83 for 325) with 30 runs in their last 10 games. ON THE MOUND: Rule 5 pick Brian Moran enhanced his chances of making the team as a left-handed relief specialist, entering with one out in the sixth and retiring 2010 National League most valuable player Joey Votto on a fly ball to center field. Closer Ernesto Frieri looked strong during a hitless seventh inning,...

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