Big inning backs Adenhart vs. Cubs
Righty yields two runs over 6 2/3 frames; Hunter goes 2-for-3 with homer
ANGELS 8, CUBS 4
at Mesa, Ariz.
Tuesday, March 31
Angels at the plate: Torii Hunter led off the fourth inning with his fifth home run. Sean Marshall then gave up three more hits, including an RBI double by Jeff Mathis. Chone Figgins added a two-run single and Bobby Abreu an RBI single to chase Marshall.
Cubs at the plate: Derrek Lee was 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Kosuke Fukudome had two hits, including a triple. Micah Hoffpauir hit his sixth home run, a two-run shot in the eighth, to raise his spring RBI total to 26.Angels on the mound: Nick Adenhart struck out five and gave up two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings. He has not given up a home run this spring and has issued just four walks in 18 innings. Cubs on the mound: Marshall was rocked for eight runs on eight hits over 3 1/3 innings. Rule 5 Draft pick David Patton, in contention for one of the two bullpen spots, struck out three and gave up two hits in 1 2/3 innings. Cactus League records: Angels 24-6-1; Cubs 17-16-1.
Tuesday's crowd of 9,165 pushed the Cubs' home spring total to a Cactus League single-season record 195,172. The Cubs held the old mark of 193,993, set in 2005.Up next: Shane Loux, in his final Cactus League tuneup in preparation for an opening-week starting assignment, faces the Rangers in the Angels' final game at Tempe Diablo Stadium. Right-hander Doug Mathis is set to go for Texas in the 12:05 p.m. PT contest.
Loux is 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in five appearances, three as a starter, and is coming off his most ineffective outing in Tucson, Ariz., against the D-backs (seven earned runs on 10 hits and three walks in four innings). Brian Fuentes, Scot Shields and Jose Arredondo -- the projected back end of the Angels' bullpen -- are expected to follow Loux to the mound.
Carrie Muskat is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.