TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Albert Pujols homered and C.J. Wilson had another strong start, and the Angels’ pair of new stars led Los Angeles to a 9-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Pujols hit his fifth spring homer off Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter. The Angels got to Collmenter for four runs in the first, two coming in on Howie Kendrick’s fourth homer and two more runs coming on Bobby Abreu’s single.
Wilson worked 6 1-3 innings and allowed five hits and one run — Justin Upton’s fourth homer in the first. Wilson lowered his spring ERA to 1.33 after five outings.
Collmenter continued to struggle, allowing 10 hits and eight runs. His spring ERA soared to 11.81.