Highlights of the Angels’ 11-3 win over Oakland at Hohokam Stadium:
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout hit the first pitch he saw for a home run, and the Angels piled on the offense throughout the game. Twelve players recorded hits. Yunel Escobar had two to keep his average at .500. … Catcher Geovany Soto went two four two with a double. Bench candidates Ji-Man Choi, Jefry Marte and Gregorio Petit added doubles, and utility infielder Cliff Pennington tripled. … The Angels struck out twice in 45 plate appearances.
ON THE MOUND: In relief of starter Jered Weaver, right-handers Fernando Salas, Cory Rasmus and Yunesky Maya each threw a scoreless inning, although Maya first loaded the bases. Rasmus threw 16 pitches, walked one and struck out three and remarkably did not induce one swing. …Left-hander Greg Mahle entered with a runner on base in the seventh inning and retired three consecutive hitters. The 2014 draftee remains in consideration for an opening-day bullpen spot.
UP NEXT: vs. Padres on Saturday, 1 p.m., at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West.
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