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Angels have six players drive in runs to keep Cactus League winning streak alive

David Fletcher
David Fletcher delivered the game-winning hit for the Angels in the ninth inning Friday.
(Chris Carlson / Associated Press)

The Angels beat the Milwaukee Brewers, 6-5, on Friday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. The Angels are 7-0 this spring and their Cactus League unbeaten streak has reached 18 games.

AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout made his first two outs of the spring but did work one walk. … Six players drove in a run, including infield prospect David Fletcher, who lined the game-winning single down the left-field line in the ninth inning. … C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun each had doubles.

ON THE MOUND: Right-handed reliever Andrew Bailey threw a scoreless inning in his spring debut, walking one, striking out two, and yielding a hit. … Right-hander Bud Norris, scheduled for two innings, left after recording two outs because of a blister on his middle finger. Left-hander Greg Mahle finished off his initial inning. The Angels have used Mahle, who debuted last year, in situational roles this spring. The blister bothered Norris during his between-starts bullpen session this week, but the team believes it will not be a significant issue in the future.

EXTRA BASES: Right fielder Shane Robinson, a non-roster invitee after being designated for assignment in November, threw out a Brewer who rounded first base brazenly after single in the top of Friday’s ninth inning. … After passing his naturalization test to become an American citizen, third baseman and Cuban immigrant Yunel Escobar returned to camp as scheduled Friday. He will start Saturday’s Cactus League game.

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UP NEXT: Chicago White Sox on noon Saturday at Camelback Ranch in Phoenix. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

pedro.moura@latimes.com

Twitter: @pedromoura

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