Hector Santiago sharp for Angels in 4-all tie with Rockies
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Hector Santiago struck out six while pitching into the fifth inning and Cliff Pennington had two more hits for the Los Angeles Angels in a 4-all, nine-inning tie with the Colorado Rockies on Thursday.
Santiago allowed four hits and a lone run on Tom Murphy's solo homer to center on a 95 mph, 0-2 fastball to lead off the third.
Santiago was lifted after giving up Rafael Ynoa's second hit and a walk with one out in the fifth. He said after his fourth spring start that there's ''probably a spot for me'' in the rotation.
Pennington, a free-agent pickup, went 2 for 3 with an RBI and raised his average to .393.
Johnny Giavotella had two hits for the Angels, including a two-run double in the first off Rockies prospect Jeff Hoffman.
The top five hitters in the Colorado starting lineup went 0 for 13.