Jason Bourgeois hits 3-run HR as D-backs beat Angels 5-3
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Jason Bourgeois hit a three-run homer and Shelby Miller gave up one run and four hits over three innings in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.
Mike Trout hit an RBI single in the first and is 7 for 13 (.539) in six games. He also stole his second base.
Making his second start, Miller walked one and struck out none.
''He looked good,'' Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale saidr. ''He threw a lot of pitches, 58, I think, in three innings. ... There weren't a whole lot of really good swings on him but he probably threw too many pitches for three innings. They fouled some balls off. You can see he gets that elevation, jams a lot of guys and gets a lot of popups and fly balls.''
Angels left-hander Andrew Heaney made his spring training debut and gave up two hits in two scoreless innings. He missed a scheduled start Saturday because he was ill.
Diamondbacks: Miller said his progress is where it needs to be at this point in camp.
''I'm really working on everything,'' he said. ''Mostly, It's the little things. It's still early in spring. It important to take advantage of working on things we expect to do and see during the season. But we've got a ways to go. But right now, I feel comfortable and confident. My goal is to just keep moving forward.''
Angels: Heaney said he feels more confident this spring training, in part because he believes the Angels have better a feel for what he can do.
''I don't think I have a spot necessarily, but I think they know what I'm able do,'' he said. ''That maybe gives me some comfort and helps me get my feet on the ground. ... At the same time, I don't think I can just stink it up and think I've got a job waiting for me.''
Diamondbacks: An MRI of OF Yasmany Tomas' left knee did not show any damage. Tomas was scratched from a 10-8 victory Monday over Seattle because of pain in the knee. ... An MRI revealed no problems in OF A.J. Pollock's sore right elbow.
Angels: RHP Jered Weaver said he felt tightness in his neck Thursday and had an MRI. Weaver gave up three homers and struggled with his velocity Wednesday in a 13-13 tie with the Dodgers. ''Hopefully he gets this behind him,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''If he does, it'll help him extend more, and he'll be able to get into his delivery a little bit.''
Diamondbacks: LHP Patrick Corbin set to start against Kansas City at Surprise.
Angels: RHP Nick Tropeano is to face to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Glendale. Julio Urias, a 19-year-old left-hander, is expected to make his first appearance of spring training.