Highlights of the Angels’ 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox at Camelback Ranch on Thursday:
AT THE PLATE: Mike Trout launched a three-run home run off Chicago ace Chris Sale in the sixth inning, putting the Angels on the board for the first time. Two batters later, C.J. Cron hit another home run to almost the same spot beyond the left-field fence. … Third baseman Yunel Escobar returned to the lineup and singled and doubled in three at-bats, raising his spring average to .500. Escobar was scratched from Tuesday’s game because of minor eye irritation. … Johnny Giavotella singled and walked, as the Angels reached base 15 times in all.
ON THE MOUND: Right-hander Matt Shoemaker yielded a home run that bounced off Kole Calhoun’s glove at the right-field wall to the second batter he faced, then retired the next 10 hitters in order. He gave up another home run, this one well-struck, in his sixth and final inning. He struck out four, walked one, and was charged with four runs. In 20 innings over five appearances this spring, Shoemaker has given up seven home runs … In relief, right-hander Cam Bedrosian struck out two in a scoreless inning.
UP NEXT: Oakland on Friday, 1 p.m. at Hohokam Stadium. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830.
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