Highlights from the Los Angeles Angels’ 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants in the exhibition opener on Wednesday.
AT THE PLATE: Facing San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija, Carlos Perez doubled and came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Rafael Ortega. … C.J. Cron doubled and was stranded. … Ji-Man Choi, a Rule 5 selection who must make the team or be offered back to Baltimore, played the entire game, singled once and struck out three times. … Cliff Pennington singled. Two other Angels worked walks.
ON THE MOUND: Left-hander Hector Santiago started and gave up one single in two scoreless innings. “I was definitely anxious,” he said. “The first one is the most important, to start off on the right foot. Just attack and pound the zone. All the work you put in, you can see where you’re at.” Matt Shoemaker, Santiago’s primary competition for a spot in the rotation, surrendered a home run on his second pitch, to former Angels third baseman Conor Gillaspie. Shoemaker gave up a single to the next hitter he faced, then finished the remainder of his two innings without incident. … Right-hander Cam Bedrosian gave up four hits and three runs in one inning.
UP NEXT: Oakland Athletics on at noon Thursday at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV: Fox Sports West; Radio: 830.