Angels drop to .500 in spring training with 5-4 loss to Diamondbacks
AT THE PLATE: Luis Valbuena had two hits, including a home run, his first of the spring. Unlike several of the others who also will make the Angels’ opening-day roster, Valbuena has been playing regularly in the early part of the schedule. Kole Calhoun had a run-scoring double. Andrelton Simmons had a sacrifice fly. Chris Carter drove in a run with a ground out. Mike Trout is hitless in his first 10 at-bats.
ON THE MOUND: After retiring the first six batters, JC Ramirez surrendered a three-run home run to David Peralta in the third inning. He pitched 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts. Rule 5 pick Luke Bard retired the two batters he faced. Relievers Blake Parker and Keynan Middleton each pitched a scoreless inning.
EXTRA BASES: Brent Celek, tight end for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles, spent the game in the Angels dugout. Trout is an Eagles fan. … Garrett Richards will make his third start of the spring Wednesday against the Dodgers. …
UP NEXT: Dodgers at noon Wednesday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. TV: FS West; Radio: 830.
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