Angels 11, White Sox 5 …
If you’re in Arizona, this is the last time you’ll see the Angels’ everyday lineup this spring. Most of the everyday players will leave on Tuesday, after a morning workout at Tempe Diablo Stadium, and Peter Bourjos may be the only starter (besides Jered Weaver) who plays in the night game at Talking Stick.
They went out showing just how powerful the offense can be, scoring four runs in the fourth and ninth and finishing with 18 hits.
This spring, the Angels are second only to the Royals in batting average (.314) and OPS (.869), and lead in runs (194).
Some notes …
Albert Pujols (.368 batting average), Josh Hamilton (.294) and Peter Bourjos (.352) each had two hits.
Sean Burnett gave up a walk and struck out a batter in a scoreless inning, giving him back-to-back scoreless outings after giving up three runs.
Mitch Stetter, who could win one of the last bullpen spots, retired the only two batters he faced — Adam Dunn on a flyout and Paul Konerko on a strikeout.
A.J. Schugel was supposed to pitch at least five innings, but exited after two because of a blister in his right hand.
David Carpenter, another guy fighting for that last bullpen spot, gave up a two-run homer to Tyler Saladino in the ninth.
Mike Scioscia, on the offense: “Since Erick Aybar came back, we’re starting to see a little chemistry there and it’s been fun to watch.”
Pujols went from first to third on a hard-hit single to right field. I know, not a defensive play. And nothing spectacular. But it’s a sign that Pujols’ knee is regular-season ready.