Highlights of the 8-4 Angels victory over the Dodgers on Friday at Camelback Ranch.
AT THE PLATE: Angels catcher Geovany Soto hit a long three-run homer to left off Dodgers starter Zach Lee in the first inning. Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes hit a solo homer to left off Angels starter Nick Tropeano in the second, his second of the spring. Adrian Gonzalez hit his first homer, a solo shot to left-center off Angels left-hander Jose Alvarez, in the third. Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson had to leave after one inning for an appointment that Manager Dave Roberts described as “personal,” but he made the most of his at-bat, hitting a single, taking third on Corey Seager’s single, and scoring on Yasiel Puig’s double-play grounder. Angels shortstop prospect David Fletcher had two hits and two runs batted in.
EXTRA BASES: Dodgers shortstop Charlie Culberson made two superb defensive plays, lunging to one knee to make a backhand stop of Craig Gentry’s fourth-inning grounder and throwing to first for the out, and diving to his left to stop Rafael Ortega’s sixth-inning grounder and throwing to first. … Dodgers center fielder Trayce Thompson ranged to the wall in left-center to catch Soto’s drive in the fourth. … Left-hander Alex Wood and right-hander Brandon Beachy will start split-squad games for the Dodgers on Saturday night, Wood against the Chicago Cubs and Beachy against Seattle. Angels left-hander Hector Santiago is scheduled to start Saturday against San Francisco.
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