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Spring training: Angels 16, Dodgers 8

Angels 16, Dodgers 8 (split squad)

AT THE PLATE: Josh Hamilton hit his first homer in an Angels uniform, crushing a Hyun-Jin Ryu slider for a two-run shot to right-center in the first, and singled in the third, seeing 16 pitches in two at-bats. Peter Bourjos capped a seven-run third with a three-run triple. Angels utility infield candidates Luis Rodriguez, Luis Jimenez and Andrew Romine combined for seven hits. Luis Cruz had three hits and two RBIs for the Dodgers.

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ON THE MOUND: Angels reliever Kevin Jepsen had a rocky spring debut, allowing two runs and three hits in the third. Ryu, the South Korean left-hander, looked sharp at times, fooling Bourjos badly with a third-strike changeup and whiffing Chris Iannetta in the first. But he hung the slider to Hamilton and gave up three straight singles in the second.

EXTRA BASES: The best defensive plays of the game were made by Angels third baseman Luis Jimenez, who made a diving backhand stop of Skip Schumaker’s grounder to start a double play in the third, and Yasiel Puig, the Dodgers right fielder, who threw out Luis Rodriguez at third base in the second.

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UP NEXT: Angels (C.J. Wilson) vs. Brewers (Hiram Burgos) at Maryvale Park, noon PST Saturday. On the air: TV: None. Radio: 830.



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