Trout homers in Angels' 6-2 win over Dodgers

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 30, 2014 at 12:12 am •  Published: March 30, 2014
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout homered in his second at-bat hours after finalizing a contract extension, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Dodgers 6-2 Saturday night in the final preseason game for both clubs.

Kole Calhoun hit a three-run shot as the Angels finished their exhibition schedule with a 19-11 record. The Dodgers went 7-12. The Southern California rivals play four consecutive games against each other from Aug. 4-7, the first two at Dodger Stadium.

Angels starter Tyler Skaggs threw 98 pitches over 3 2-3 innings, allowing two runs and five hits. The 22-year-old left-hander was acquired from Arizona in a three-team trade with Chicago White Sox in which the Angels sent slugger Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks.

"The fact that we've been winning games this spring isn't the bottom line. I think it's how we're winning games and how we've held leads," manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think we've pitched great baseball in these 30-plus games."

Trout received a six-year, $144.5 million deal, locking him up through the 2020 season.

"I love it here," Trout said during the press conference announced the extension. "I think it's the best opportunity for me to be here, and over the next seven years, it's going to be a big jump in my life. I'm relieved, man. I'm going to play loose, and it's going to be fun."

Former Angels right-hander Dan Haren pitched two innings, giving up six runs and six hits, including RBI doubles by Albert Pujols and David Freese in the first. The three-time All-Star is scheduled to make his Dodgers debut on Wednesday at San Diego.

Haren signed a $10 million, one-year contract with the Dodgers on Feb. 9 after spending last season with Washington.

"It's the last time Danny's going to throw in a game that doesn't count, so I hope he's sharper on Wednesday," manager Don Mattingly said. "I look at his last outing of the spring like I would anybody who goes 0 for 4 and doesn't look good. I'm not really going to put a lot of credence in it. I'm glad it's tonight and not Wednesday."

Another ex-Angel, Chone Figgins, drove in both Dodgers runs with a double in the third inning.

"Figgy fits the bill for us," Mattingly said. "It seemed like he took a while, and I still think he's in a mode of trying to get as many at-bats as he can get to get sharpened up a little bit after not playing last year. But I think he gives us what we want right now — a guy that can play all over the diamond, that knows how to play, can do a lot of different things for us and is going to be a good guy on the bench."

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