Spring training: Angels 9, San Diego 8

Kole Calhoun

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun, shown during a game March 15, homered against the Padres on Saturday.

(Matt York / Associated Press)

Highlights of the Angels’ 9-8 victory over San Diego at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Saturday:

AT THE PLATE: Facing starter James Shields in the second inning, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun hit consecutive home runs. Shields said he believed Pujols’ home run was foul. … Carlos Perez, C.J. Cron, Daniel Nava and Johnny Giavotella had extra-base hits. … The Angels won it in the ninth inning when Cliff Pennington singled, stole second base and scored on a single by Craig Gentry.

ON THE MOUND: Left-hander Andrew Heaney struck out seven batters and walked one in five innings. He gave up six hits and two runs. Heaney said he lost the feel for his slider during his second time through the order and relied only on his fastball and changeup. … Closer Huston Street threw a perfect inning, as did right-hander Javy Guerra, who is competing for a bullpen role. Right-hander Al Alburquerque, also competing for a reliever spot, gave up a home run in one inning.

EXTRA BASES: In the third inning, Yunel Escobar fielded a dribbler down the third base line and threw on time to Ji-Man Choi at first base. Choi did the splits as he stretched for it, but umpire Dane DeMuth ruled that Choi’s foot came off the base. In the fourth inning, Choi made a diving grab at first base. … The Angels made two errors in the ninth inning to allow the Padres to score five runs and tie the score. Gentry, playing right field, lost a ball in the sun, and Pennington, playing third base, dropped a pop-up. … The Angels have lost only two of their last 16 Cactus League games.


UP NEXT: San Diego on Sunday, 1 p.m. at Peoria Sports Complex. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.

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