Wilson, Haren sharp, Angels and Dodgers tie in 10

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm •  Published: March 6, 2014
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Starters C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels and Dan Haren of the Los Angeles Dodgers each pitched four shutout innings Thursday as the teams played to a 4-all, 10-inning tie.

Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA with the Angels in 2013, did not allow a hit in his second spring start, striking out four and walking two.

Haren gave up three hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start.

Scott Van Slyke hit a grand slam in the Dodgers sixth off reliever Dane De La Rosa. The Angels right-hander later left with tightness in his forearm.

"He looked a little stiff in his delivery," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "It was time to get him out of there."

Van Slyke, a corner outfielder, is hoping to stick with the big club after hitting seven homers with 19 RBIs in 53 games with the Dodgers last year.

"His swings looked good," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He can play all three outfield positions and first base if we need him to."

Angels slugging prospect C.J. Cron tied the game with a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off Daniel Moskos.

Cron is expected to start the season at Triple-A Salt Lake.

ANOTHER LOOK

Replay upheld umpire Rob Drake's call that Mike Trout was out at the plate on his attempt to stretch a triple into an inside-the-park home run in the first inning.

Trout hit a line drive that got past diving center fielder Yasiel Puig. The ball rolled to the wall and Puig threw to shortstop Hanley Ramirez, who made the relay to catcher A.J. Ellis.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia initially appeared to argue with Drake, but quickly nodded his head and went to the other three umpires on the field for about a three-minute meeting.

The umpires went to the replay and 1 minute, 12 seconds later they upheld the call. It was later determined after reporters talked to Scioscia and crew chief Gerry Davis that Scioscia was not issued a challenge and the decision to go to the replay was that of the umpires. The umpires wanted to make sure Ellis properly blocked the plate.