Angels belt four homers, end victory with spectacular defense

THE GAME: The Angels hit four homers on their way to an 11-10 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz.

PITCHING REPORT: Left-hander José Suarez gave up two runs in three innings, striking out one and walking none. Suarez allowed at least one runner in each inning, although he faced the minimum after getting out of the third with a double play. … Left-hander Matt Moore gave up a three-run homer to Dominic Canzone. Moore has allowed four runs and seven hits in four innings this spring. … Right-hander Carlos Estévez gave up an infield hit and then a two-run homer to Jake Hager. Estévez has allowed seven runs in 2 2/3 innings this spring. Manager Phil Nevin said he has no concerns about either Moore or Estévez. “They’re building up,” Nevin said. “Their stuff’s getting better each time out.”

HITTING REPORT: Brett Phillips led off the game with a homer. Phillips came into the game 1 for 20, with 12 strikeouts, including five in a row. … Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer in the first and singled in the third and fifth. Rendon is 6 for 12 with two homers and three walks this spring. “Nice to see that one, the way he was able to stay through and go down and get it,” Nevin said. “I don’t think that’s a move he could have made the last two years with his hip and his wrist.” … Logan O’Hoppe dropped a blooper into right field for a two-run double. … Max Stassi had a pair of doubles, one off the center-field fence and one off the left-field fence. Stassi drove in two runs with his fifth-inning double. Stassi, who has played just three games this spring, is 3 for 6. … The Angels had nine runs on 13 hits after the fifth inning, when they began pulling their starters. … Jordyn Adams hit his first homer of the spring. … Mickey Moniak hit his first homer of the spring, a shot over the fence in right-center.

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DEFENSE REPORT: The Angels played Brandon Drury at shortstop, Jared Walsh in right field and Hunter Renfroe in left field. None of them had played those positions this spring. “There’s gonna be a lot of moving parts to really understand where we can be with our versatility defensively,” Nevin said. “It wouldn’t necessarily play out this way in a regular-season game, but those guys need to work in those spots.” None of them had any issues defensively. … Suarez picked up a Jake McCarthy bunt and flipped the ball out of his glove to first baseman Jake Lamb. … Second baseman Kyren Paris made an over-the-shoulder catch drifting back on a popup. … Second baseman Adrian Placencia made a diving catch of a broken-bat popup in the infield to end the game, preventing the tying run from scoring.

UP NEXT: Angels at White Sox, 1 p.m. PT Sunday, Camelback Ranch, Glendale, Ariz., Bally Sports West, 830 AM

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