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Weaver is sharp and Angels pound out 17 hits in 10-8 win over Arizona

March 16, 2011 |  5:20 pm

ANG Jered Weaver looked sharp despite being a "little under the weather" on Wednesday, allowing three runs and three hits, striking out six and walking none in the Angels' 10-8 Cactus League win over the Arizona Diamondbacks at Salt River Fields.

Weaver, the Angels' probable opening-day starter, threw 76 pitches, 50 for strikes, and made only one glaring mistake, which was hit for a two-run home run by Juan Miranda in the fourth inning.

Minor league pitcher Christian Scholl replaced Weaver with one out in the fifth and gave up four runs, including a two-run homer by Justin Upton.

Torii Hunter hit a solo home run off Arizona starter Ian Kennedy in the second inning, the Angels right fielder's second homer in two days, and Bobby Wilson highlighted a six-run sixth with a three-run double to right to lead a 17-hit attack.

Bobby Abreu had two hits, including a double, and two runs batted in, and Peter Bourjos turned a line-drive single into a run, coming all the way around to score when the ball got by center fielder Chris Young. Jeff Mathis had three hits and is now batting .400 on the spring.

First baseman Mark Trumbo, who leads the team with five home runs this spring, left the game in the third inning because of right groin tightness. Trumbo felt the groin pull a little bit while he was running a double-play grounder out in the second inning but said the injury "is nothing serious."

Angels left-hander Hisanori Takahashi threw two scoreless innings, increasing his spring scoreless-innings streak to seven, and reliever Michael Kohn pitched out of a first-and-third, no-outs jam in the eighth, getting a strikeout and a double-play grounder.

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--Mike DiGiovanna in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Photo: Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver works through the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a spring training baseball game. Credit: Charlie Leight / AP

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