Pujols, Trout lead Angels' powerful offense

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm •  Published: March 19, 2014
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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols doubled twice, Mike Trout hit a solo homer and the Los Angeles Angles beat the Chicago White Sox 14-10 Wednesday.

Jordan Danks hit his fifth homer of spring training for the White Sox. Matt Davidson hit a three-run shot and Adam Eaton doubled twice to raise his average to .343.

Tyler Skaggs, the Angels' likely No. 5 starter, gave up five runs and seven hits in 4 1-3 innings.

"The command is definitely not where I want it to be," said Skaggs, who has two more spring starts. "I'll work in the bullpen on keeping the ball down. ... and throwing strikes."

"He struggled," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "His stuff looked good, but repeating pitches was tough for Tyler."

White Sox pitcher Erik Johnson, a contender for a rotation spot, gave up eight runs — seven earned — in four innings.

Howie Kendrick went 3 for 3 for the Angels to raise his average to .441 and Kole Calhoun had two hits and made a great catch at the right field fence to stop a White Sox rally in the fifth.

Ian Stewart hit a two-run homer for the Angels.

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White Sox: Johnson, a contender for a rotation spot, gave up seven runs — six earned — in four innings.

"It's a simple formula. You put yourself in holes and give away free bases, you put yourself in bad spots," Johnson said. "And you're going to have to pay for it.

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