Hector Santiago sharp for Angels in 4-all tie with Rockies

BY foxsports • March 17, 2016

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.



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