SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Los Angeles Angels right-hander Dan Haren got his work in, threw all his pitches and still wasn't thrilled with his outing.
"I always look at the results," Haren said after a two-inning stint against the Texas Rangers in his first spring start. "I always want to put up nothing but zeros."If someone tells you they're not worried about the results they're lying."Haren allowed three runs on three hits, including David Murphy's first spring home run, and the Rangers beat the Angels 10-6 at Surprise Stadium."I don't remember scouting reports," said Haren, who surrendered the home run on a fastball inside. "I've faced them so many times, I don't remember if that's not where I was supposed to pitch him."Angels manager Mike Scioscia said he wasn't surprised by Haren's competitive streak even in a spring game."A pitcher's trying to get some work in for an inning or so but you never want to get a pitch hit like that," Scioscia said.Across the field, Rangers starter Tommy Hunter went nearly untouched in two innings of one-hit ball in his first spring start."That's what pitching coach Mike [Maddux] preaches," Hunter said. "It's what we're trying to do as a staff, what we're trying to do as a team. We're going to attack people and have them put it in play. We've got a damn good defense."Rangers manager Ron Washington said he couldn't have asked for more from the right-hander."He was real crisp, kept the ball down and threw 17 of 21 first-pitch strikes," Washington said. "That's what we want."The Rangers also put their offense on display against the Angels with four home runs. In addition to Murphy's three-run shot, Ian Kinsler hit one out in Texas' four-run fourth inning, Chad Tracy homered in the sixth and Doug Deeds added a two-run shot in the seventh.Maicer Izturis hit his first spring homer for the Angels, a two-run shot off the netting of the left-field foul pole in the seventh.
Haren also was called for a balk by first-base umpire Scott Barry, which had him shaking his head after he was done. "I don't know who he was but he missed it," he said. "It caught me by such surprise. I hadn't even looked in at the sign yet." ... Izturis finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs. ... Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre lifted weights and hit in the cage on Wednesday as he continues recovering from a Grade 1 right calf strain. ... Texas C Yorvit Torrealba missed his second straight game, allowing Mike Napoli to start against his former club, but is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday. ... Washington planned to start LHP Derek Holland and follow with RHP Neftali Feliz on Thursday but instead each will start and throw two scheduled innings in each of the team's two split-squad games. Both are among several in the mix for the final three spots in the Rangers' rotation.