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Spring training: Oakland Athletics 4, Angels 1
Spring training: Oakland Athletics 4, Angels 1

AT THE PLATE: C.J. Cron, who will split time at designated hitter with Matt Joyce and back up first baseman Albert Pujols, lined a run-scoring double to right field in the first inning and another double to left-center in the fourth to close Cactus League play with a .415 average (27 for 65), three homers, 10 doubles and 14 runs batted in. Collin Cowgill, who will share time in left field with Joyce, singled and scored a run and finished Cactus League play with a .321 average (18 for 56). ON THE MOUND: Angels starter Drew Rucinski gave up a pair of solo homers, to Mark Canha in the fourth inning and J.P. Sportman in the sixth. Reliever Fernando Salas gave up a double and struck out one...

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