Highlights from the Angels' 5-3 exhibition victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
AT THE PLATE: Catcher Carlos Perez hit a two-run home run off Arizona right-hander Josh Collmenter in the sixth inning. Four batters later, first baseman Ji-Man Choi hit another two-run homer off Collmenter to give the Angels the lead at Salt River Fields. . . . Shortstop Andrelton Simmons recorded his first spring-training hit, a single. . . . Infielder Jefry Marte doubled twice. . . . Outfielder Craig Gentry went three for three with a double.
ON THE MOUND: Garrett Richards started for the Angels and struck out four batters. He threw hard for 2 2/3 innings but gave up four hits and three runs. "I was happy with the way my ball was moving and how I was commanding the zone," Richards said. "My arm felt pretty good today. I think I'm on track." . . . Right-hander Mike Morin threw a three-up, three-down inning. Right-hander Cam Bedrosian followed him with a scoreless inning in which he struck out the side but allowed two baserunners. . . . Hard-throwing prospect Victor Alcantara, a right-hander, struck out three in two innings.
EXTRA BASES: Simmons made a difficult defensive play look easy in the first inning when he ranged to his left to grab a Chris Owings grounder and deliver an on-target throw. . . . Gentry and fellow outfielder Chad Hinshaw each stole a base. . . . Two Richards fastballs were clocked by the PITCHf/x radar gun at 100 mph. He hit 99 mph four times. Richards said it was the first time he recalled hitting 100 mph since he pitched in college for Oklahoma. "That's cool, but if you throw 100 and someone hits a homer, it's not that cool," Richards said. "I'm more worried about location."