Giants 2

(17-11, 7-8 away)

Angels 6

(18-10, 9-5 home)

    2:05 PM ET, March 30, 2005

    Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, Arizona 

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    Los Angeles 6, San Francisco 2

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kelvim Escobar showed no signs of shoulder tightness while limiting the San Francisco Giants to one run in six innings during the Los Angeles Angels' 6-2 victory Wednesday.

    Escobar complained of stiffness in mid-January and didn't make his first spring appearance until March 15. Because of the delay, Angels manager Mike Scioscia has made the right-hander the team's No. 5 starter.

    Last season, Escobar went 11-12 with a 3.93 ERA.

    He allowed a run in the first, but worked out of a jam with two other runners in scoring position. Escobar gave up two hits over the next five innings in his fourth Cactus League start. He finished with five strikeouts.

    "He looked great," Scioscia said. "Everything you look for at this point of the spring is there."

    Jason Schmidt, the Giants' opening day starter, allowed two runs and eight hits in four innings.

    Darin Erstad and Bengie Molina homered off Schmidt. Orlando Cabrera had three hits for the Angels. Jeff DaVanon, Vladimir Guerrero, Molina and Chone Figgins had two hits apiece.

    Lance Niekro and Brian Dallimore had two hits each for the Giants.

    Game notes

    The attendance of 8,583 helped the Angels set a spring mark of 106,690. ... The Angels (18-10) clinched at least a share of the Cactus League title with one game to play. ... Schmidt has been sharp in five of his six spring outings, allowing five earned runs in 19 innings. ... Robb Quinlan, who will be the Angels' starting third baseman, made two diving plays and caught a line drive before firing to first from his knees for a double play. "He's not pretty down there, but he makes the plays," Scioscia said. ... Angels closer Frankie Rodriguez allowed a run and two hits in the ninth. He has given up four earned runs in 11 innings this spring.

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