Final

Padres 7

(14-10, 9-3 away)

Angels 6

(16-10, 7-6 home)

    3:05 PM ET, March 28, 2006

    Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe, Arizona 

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    SD 100110103 7 - -
    LAA 310200000 6 - -

    San Diego 7, Los Angeles 6

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Los Angeles Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez gave up three runs in the ninth inning and took the loss Tuesday when the San Diego Padres rallied to take a 7-6 victory.

    Rodriguez wasn't all that shaky, allowing one hit and walking two of seven batters. But the Angels' right-hander didn't get much get much help from his teammates in Los Angeles infield.

    Ben Johnson's grounder went under the glove of third baseman Edgardo Alfonso for a hit to bring in the go-ahead run with two outs, a few batters after first baseman Dallas McPherson committed an error on a chopper to first.

    "Today we just let a couple get under our gloves late in the game," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said.

    The Padres' Clay Hensley worked a scoreless ninth for his third spring training save.

    Angels right-hander Ervin Santana, making his sixth start, had his best outing in more than two weeks, allowing three runs and five hits with seven strikeouts over 5 1-3 innings.

    Padres right-hander Chan Ho Park allowed 12 hits and six runs -- five earned -- in 3 2-3 innings in his second spring training start. Dewon Brazelton allowed one hit in 3 1-3 innings of relief.

    Adrian Gonzalez hit his first homer of spring training and Josh Barfield his second, both off Santana.

    Game notes


    Angels DH Tim Salmon continued to make a strong run for a roster spot with his third homer of the spring, a shot off Park. ... The Angels sent RHPs Scott Dunn and Jason Bulger to their minor league camp. Bulger, acquired from Arizona on Feb. 28 in exchange for INF Alberto Callaspo, appeared in eight spring games and had a 6.75 ERA over 9 1-3 innings. Dunn had a 10.57 ERA in six appearances and 7 2-3 innings. ... RF Vladimir Guerrero had three hits to lift his average to .500, and Chone Figgins had three hits to put his average at .346.

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