Tuesday's recap: Angels 7, Cubs 5

Angels 7, Cubs 5The Angels rallied for four runs off reliever Maikel Cleto in the sixth inning Tuesday to rally to a 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Sloan Park. The start of the game was delayed by 29 minutes because of rain. At the plate: Manager Joe Maddon...

Tuesday's recap: Angels 7, Cubs 5

Angels 7, Cubs 5The Angels rallied for four runs off reliever Maikel Cleto in the sixth inning Tuesday to rally to a 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Sloan Park. The start of the game was delayed by 29 minutes because of rain. At the plate: Manager Joe Maddon...

28 February 2017 Tuesday 19:04
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Tuesday's recap: Angels 7, Cubs 5

Angels 7, Cubs 5

The Angels rallied for four runs off reliever Maikel Cleto in the sixth inning Tuesday to rally to a 7-5 victory over the Cubs at Sloan Park. The start of the game was delayed by 29 minutes because of rain.

At the plate: Manager Joe Maddon took a look at Addison Russell at the cleanup spot, which could come in handy in games in which Ben Zobrist bats leadoff. Russell cranked his second home run in as many games, a three-run shot to center field in the third.

On the mound:  Alec Mills, who is targeted to start at Triple-A Iowa, worked out of a jam in the first. Mills has been compared to Kyle Hendricks because of his control and reliance on off-speed pitches.

In the field:  Center fielder Albert Almora Jr. crashed into the center field fence after catching a drive by Jefry Marte in the third. Shortstop Munenori Kawasaki botched a grounder that led to a run in the fifth but made up for his miscue by making a stop of Martin Maldonado's grounder and flipping the ball to second while on his knees to start an inning-ending double play.

Key number: 4 – Home runs by the Cubs this spring.

Up next: Cubs vs. Royals, 2:05 p.m. Wednesday at Surprise Stadium. RH Eddie Butler vs. RH Nathan Karns

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Caption Cubs' Joe Maddon on opening day starter

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on opening day starter and Angels manager Mike Scioscia. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune) 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on opening day starter and Angels manager Mike Scioscia. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune) 

Caption Cubs' Joe Maddon on opening day starter

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on opening day starter and Angels manager Mike Scioscia. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune) 

Cubs manager Joe Maddon on opening day starter and Angels manager Mike Scioscia. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune) 

Caption Cubs' Brett Anderson on his first Cactus League start

Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson discusses his first Cactus League start, against the White Sox, on Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs pitcher Brett Anderson discusses his first Cactus League start, against the White Sox, on Feb. 27, 2017, in Mesa, Ariz. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption A Cubs fan named Trudie

Trudie has been a Chicago Cubs fan for most of her life. On Feb. 27, 2017, Trudie purchased a few tickets for the 2017 season. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune)

Trudie has been a Chicago Cubs fan for most of her life. On Feb. 27, 2017, Trudie purchased a few tickets for the 2017 season. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Cubs pitcher Pierce Johnson on switching to the bullpen

Cubs pitcher Pierce Johnson discusses his new role in the bullpen on Feb. 27, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs pitcher Pierce Johnson discusses his new role in the bullpen on Feb. 27, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Caption Joe Maddon on White Sox manager Rick Renteria

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses White Sox manager Rick Renteria as well as Cubs pitchers Brett Anderson and Caleb Smith on Feb. 27, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses White Sox manager Rick Renteria as well as Cubs pitchers Brett Anderson and Caleb Smith on Feb. 27, 2017. (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)

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