March 13, 2015

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Tyson Ross rebounded from a tough first spring start with three good innings Friday and the San Diego Padres beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-3 Friday.

Ross gave up one run and two hits. An All-Star last year, he allowed two runs in an inning against Colorado last weekend.

Angels starter Matt Shoemaker allowed five runs and six hits in four innings during his second spring start. He set a franchise rookie record with 16 wins last year.

The Padres scored four times in the second. Yangervis Solarte hit an RBI double and Jake Goebbert had a two-run triple.

The Angels kept most of their starters out of Friday's lineup. Utility player Grant Green had two of their 10 hits to up his spring average to .429.

''He's one of the guys we're looking at,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said of the multi-player battle for the second base starter's job. ''He's got to prove that he can handle it defensively.''



Angels: Shoemaker went 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 27 games last year, including 20 starts. He reiterated to reporters that he approaches spring training games as if he has to make the team, the same way he's approached games since 2008.

''I want to stay at the big league level, optimistically, another 10 to 15 years,'' said the AL runner-up in the Rookie of the Year voting. ''I want to throw shutout innings every time I pitch, but, hey, you're still trying to work out some rust out here.''

Scioscia said Shoemaker's fastball was ''flat'' and he was getting behind hitters Friday.

''He didn't have the stuff to get back in the count,'' Scioscia said.

Padres: Ross, 13-14 with a 2.81 ERA in 2014, said he felt good physically Friday in his second start as he looks ahead to the season.

''I took a big step last year,'' he said. ''I want to pick up where I left off.''

Ross has been working on improving his change-up. He told reporters that he threw three, getting one for a called strike and two others for ground ball outs.

''I thought Ross was great,'' manager Bud Black said. ''He's got a real good slider. He got a few change-ups for outs.''


Angels: Closer Huston Street didn't throw Friday as planned. He's recovering from an illness.

Padres: Black told reporters that catcher Tim Federowicz would be lost until at least the All-Star break after results showed that he had a torn meniscus in his right knee. Federowicz came over in the deal that brought Matt Kemp to the Padres from the Dodgers.


Padres: Andrew Cashner, 5-7 with a 2.55 ERA in 19 starts in 2014, will make his third spring start Saturday when the Padres host Texas at Peoria. Cashner has a 2.25 ERA after two starts and four total innings so far this spring.

Angels: Left-hander Andrew Heaney will make his second spring start Saturday when the Angels host the White Sox at Tempe.

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