March 26, 2016

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Albert Pujols hit a towering home run, Kole Calhoun followed with a homer and Andrew Heaney pitched five solid innings to help the Los Angeles Angels beat a San Diego Padres split-squad 9-8 on Saturday.

A day after leaving a game early after getting hit by a pitch in the right foot, Pujols showed no signs of soreness when he hit a ball to the back of the berm in left field. Calhoun followed by drilling a ball over the right-center field fence.

Mike Trout also drove in a run and Ji-Man Choi had a pair of RBIs for the Angels.

Heaney allowed a pair of runs on six hits, walking one and striking out seven.

Padres starter James Shields gave up five runs on seven hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out eight.

STARTING TIME

Padres: Shields needed seven innings to reach his pitch count of 90.

''Ninety-one to be exact,'' Shields said. ''The results did not show how I pitched today. I felt good and got some good work in. It was good to get up and down seven times.''

Shields will back off in his last start of the spring, likely to come Wednesday in El Paso.

''I'm ready to go,'' he said. ''I feel real good.''

Angels: Heaney felt like he could pitch a few more innings in each of his last two outings. He just needs to get a better feel for his breaking ball.

''The second time through the lineup I lost the feel for my breaking ball,'' Heaney said. ''I went with all fastballs, which is OK but it catches up to you.''

Heaney said the breaking ball is the last pitch to come around heading into the regular season and he'll be working on it in his next start.

''The last time out it was really good and early in the game today,'' he said. ''I choke it off and pull it through the batter's box. It's a waste of a pitch at that point.''

AROUND THE HORN

Padres: Jemile Weeks drove in his team-leading 13th run of the spring. Derek Norris is the only other Padre with double-digit RBIs (10). ... The Padres rallied for five unearned runs in the top of the ninth to tie the score.

Angels: C.J. Cron had a pinch-hit RBI single and has hits in 11 straight. ... Daniel Nava tripled and has reached base in all 16 of his spring appearances. ... Craig Gentry drove in the winning run in the ninth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: OF Travis Jankowski (ankle) was hopeful he would be able to make the trip to Mexico City with a Padres split-squad this weekend after being hit by a pitch on Tuesday.

Angels: LHP C.J. Wilson (left shoulder) has been shut down after throwing a pair of bullpen sessions. He'll try to strengthen his shoulder before continuing a throwing program.

UP NEXT

The two teams play again Sunday in Peoria, with RHP Andrew Cashner pitching for San Diego and LHP Hector Santiago going for Los Angeles.

CUTS

Angels: Reassigned RHP Roman Ramirez and C Juan Graterol to minor league camp.

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