Garza's rough spring continued as he allowed 10 runs, six earned, and nine hits in 1 2/3 innings.
The Brewers committed two errors in an eight-run Angels' second.
Garza reportedly rejected more money from the Angels to sign a four-year $50 million contract with Milwaukee. His spring ERA is 19.06 after three starts.
Los Angeles starter Hector Santiago continued his solid spring. He allowed five hits and two earned runs in 4 1/3 innings with six strikeouts in his third spring outing.
Santiago went 4-7 with a 3.56 ERA with the Chicago White Sox in 2013.
He came to the Angels in a three-way deal that sent Mark Trumbo to Arizona.
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Joe Blanton allowed one infield single over five scoreless innings and Collin Cowgill hit a three-run homer and a Los Angeles Angels split-squad beat the Texas Rangers 12-1 Wednesday.
Cowgill homered on a 0-2 Alexi Ogando fastball in a five-run second when the Angels batted around.
John McDonald drove in three runs with a double in the second and a single in the fifth.
Jim Adduci doubled home the only Texas run in the seventh.
Los Angeles starter C .J. Wilson allowed four hits and one unearned run with four strikeouts over five innings. It was his third start.
Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA in 2013, was coming off a start in which he pitched four scoreless innings against the Dodgers.
Scott Baker, trying to make the Seattle rotation, had his toughest outing in three spring starts. He allowed five runs -- two earned -- on five hits over three innings.
Cano was 1 for 2 and is hitting .588 for his new team. He also walked. Cano fought off a two-strike pitch from Wilson in the first and hit a soft line single to left.
Cowgill played in 50 games last season for the Angels after coming from the New York Mets in a midseason trade.
Grant Green, competing for a job as the Angels' utility infielder, had two hits.
The outing was a setback for Bauer, who is trying for the Indians' fifth spot in the rotation. He had allowed just two runs in five innings coming into the game.
Danny Salazar, who impressed the Indians late in the season, made his first start of the spring. He gave up one run on two hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings.
Michael Bourn made a running catch of Green's long drive to straightaway center field with the bases loaded to save Salazar from being charged with more runs.
Cueto, coming off an injury-plagued season, allowed two hits and struck out two. It was a big improvement over his second spring start, when he gave up six runs and seven hits to Kansas City in 2 2/3 innings.
A 19-game winner in 2012, Cueto struggled with a strained muscle on the right side of his back last year and was sidelined for 2 1/2 months. He finished 5-2 with a 2.82 ERA in 11 starts.
Angels left-hander Tyler Skaggs also threw four shutout innings, allowing one hit and two walks with three strikeouts.
Archie Bradley gave up two hits in 3 1/3 scoreless innings for the Diamondbacks.
Albert Pujols singled in a run in the Angels' two-run fifth against Matt Stites.
Los Angeles starter Garrett Richards allowed five runs and eight hits in four innings in his second spring start.
In his second spring start, Santiago allowed only one hit and struck out five. He hasn't permitted an earned run in 6 2/3 innings this spring.
Chicago starter James McDonald worked two scoreless innings.
Angels slugging prospect C.J. Cron, who hit a tying, three-run homer in the ninth on Thursday, delivered an RBI single in the eighth.
Tulowitzki hit the first pitch he saw from Joe Blanton halfway up the sloping lawn beyond left field in the first inning. His two-run homer to left in the third went farther, bouncing onto the concourse.
Mike McKenry added a solo homer and Josh Rutledge a two-run drive off Blanton, who gave up seven runs and eight hits before he was lifted with two outs in the fourth.
De La Rosa allowed one run and three hits in three innings. He gave up four runs and didn't get out of the second inning in his first start.
Philadelphia Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg discovered he didn't have the power to make an instant replay challenge Thursday in Clearwater, Fla.
Just not enough juice at Bright House Field, actually.
On the first day Major League Baseball's expanded replay system had a tryout at Philadelphia's spring training home, a power outage got in the way of the only contested call.
John Mayberry Jr. was thrown out at third base in the seventh inning trying to stretch a double. Sandberg wanted to challenge the ruling, but when third-base umpire Vic Carapazza was ready to go to replay, there were no television feeds available because of a momentary power outage at the ballpark.
"The power went out the pitch before," Sandberg said. "(Carapazza) was giving me an inkling that he missed it. He had no hesitation about checking it out. Get over there, and nobody has anything. He showed a little frustration with that."
It was a busy day for expanded replay throughout spring training.
Trout was called out at home by umpire Rob Drake in Thursday's game between the Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Wilson, 17-7 with a 3.39 ERA with the Angels in 2013, did not allow a hit in his second spring start, striking out four and walking two.
Haren gave up three hits and struck out three without a walk in his second spring start.
Mike Trout was thrown out at the plate trying for an inside-the-park home run. Angels manager Mike Scioscia challenged umpire Rob Drake's call and after a replay wait of 1 minute, 12 seconds, the ruling was confirmed.
Trout's liner got past diving center fielder Yasiel Puig.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Matt Cain pitched three shutout innings in his first start of the spring and Pablo Sandoval hit a pair of RBI singles as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 Wednesday.
Cain will start the second game of the regular season at Arizona. He couldn't throw in his first scheduled spring game on Saturday because of rain and instead threw 35 pitches in a covered bullpen session.
Cain gave up one hit, a second-inning double by Collin Cowgill, and struck out two.
Sandoval, slimmer after losing nearly 30 pounds during the offseason, collected his hits off Jered Weaver, who pitched four innings.
Raul Ibanez faded after the All-Star break in Seattle last season, but still hit 29 homers and posted a .487 slugging percentage. Ibanez tied Ted Williams for the most home runs by a 41-year-old, and became the 137th member of MLB's 300-homer club with a solo shot off the Angels' Ernesto Frieri in late September.
"He's shown he still knows his way around the batter's box," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "His power is very evident. He's not as dangerous as he was 7-8 years ago, but he's made adjustments in his game to compensate. He's still a very good offensive player."
Ibanez also has a reputation as a terrific teammate, and he's not the only new player in Angels camp who fits that description. The Angels also brought in Carlos Pena, Chad Tracy and John McDonald, 30-somethings who've played for winning teams, understand their roles and always bring a little extra to the team dynamic.
Although Scioscia likes what the veterans provide, he's not one to get carried away with the whole "clubhouse chemistry" thing.
"The first thing is the on-field chemistry -- how your lineup flows, what a guy can bring offensively, what the pitcher catcher-relationship is, the defensive chemistry. That's the most important thing," Scioscia said.
"The sidebar to that is, guys like Raul Ibanez and John McDonald have tremendous makeup. They understand the game and they love the game. There's no doubt that rubs off on the practice field. It rubs off sitting next to somebody as they prepare for their day, and it rubs off while they're playing games. That's a very positive thing."
While Ibanez will be the Angels' primary DH and back up Josh Hamilton in left field, the other veterans are all trying to win jobs. McDonald is competing with Andrew Romine, a homegrown product who is out of options, for a spot as a utility infielder. Along with Pena and Tracy, the Angels also have Brennan Boesch, Ian Stewart, Collin Cowgill, J.B. Shuck, Luis Jimenez and former Oakland A's first-rounder Grant Green in the mix for bench roles.
Throw in the offseason acquisition of David Freese, and general manager Jerry DiPoto has assembled a deeper, more balanced roster that might be better equipped to help the Angels navigate an injury to one of their main cogs.
"I don’t think Jerry brought anybody in here who wasn't going to have a chance to make us deeper and better," Scioscia said. "It may be tough for some individuals, but it's going to be great for our team. This is going to be a very competitive camp."
Self-confidence plays a part in the transformation, for sure. But it also puts a man's mind at ease when he can slip his foot into a baseball shoe and doesn't feel as if he's sticking it in a pizza oven.
Pujols, ever the stoic, generally kept to himself during a trying 2013 season that resulted in 99 games played and career-low numbers across the board. Now that it's safely compartmentalized in the past, he is free to reveal the extent of his ordeal.
The plantar fasciitis that began tormenting him in 2004 never screamed louder than last summer. Maybe it was just wear and tear over time or, as Pujols suspects, the hard spring training fields in Arizona helped aggravate his condition. Whatever the reason, Pujols was a portrait in teeth-gritting before the injury forced him to shut it down for the season in late July. The word "discomfort" can't even begin to describe what he endured.
"There were times when I got up in the middle of the night and I would put my foot on the ground and I was waiting for it to pop," Pujols said. "That's how tight it was. I've described it to people like somebody is sticking a knife or a needle in your foot, and the needle is on fire. It constantly burns. I wouldn't wish it on anybody to have to go through that."
Life is more comfortable this spring for an abundance of reasons. One cloud lifted shortly before spring training, when Jack Clark publicly retracted his comments from last summer accusing Pujols of using performance-enhancing drugs -- and Pujols accepted Clark's apology and dropped a defamation lawsuit that he had filed against the former big leaguer and St. Louis radio talk show host. Three weeks later, Pujols chooses not to revisit the episode.
All the vibes since Pujols' arrival at Tempe Diablo Stadium have been positive.
He's lockering next to his old St. Louis pal and World Series teammate David Freese, who came over from the Cardinals in a trade in November. He has quickly struck up a rapport with Don Baylor, who replaced Jim Eppard as the Angels' hitting coach in October. And Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia is big on family, so Pujols' 13-year-old son, A.J., will spend some time in camp this spring bonding with dad in the workplace.
He needs his space
Each morning, Pujols arrives early and takes 20 to 30 swings off a tee and a few more against soft tosses before the Angels gather in the clubhouse to go over the day's activities. Then he takes part in infield and batting practice before hopping on a bus or returning to the clubhouse for a breather. In a perfect world, he'll appear in 23 or 24 of the Angels' 30 Cactus League and exhibition games and be locked in for the season opener against the Seattle Mariners on March 31.
"The game is a lot more fun for him right now because he can do the things he's good at," Scioscia said. "This guy is a special player, and we've only seen the tip of what he can do. He's a Gold Glove first baseman. He runs the bases well. He's going to be a different player this year because his tools have been rebuilt. He's able to move, he's able to run and he's stronger in the box. He's excited about that, as we are."
Pujols' personal history and body clock have taught him that it's best to come to camp at 85 to 90 percent and gradually work his way up to triple digits. "Otherwise, you'll be toasted by April," he said. His résumé includes nine All-Star Games, three MVP awards and the fourth highest OPS in history (1.008) for a right-handed hitter behind Jimmie Foxx, Hank Greenberg and Rogers Hornsby, so it's hard to quibble with his philosophy.
Still, for all the accolades Pujols received leading up to his current 10-year, $240 million deal with the Angels, he's not always the most approachable of stars. On the spectrum of Albert Belle's "don't come near my locker" glower and Torii Hunter's 24/7 gregariousness, Pujols can be gracious, accommodating and closer to the Hunter end of things when he's in the mood. But when he's focused on business, he might as well post a "no trespassing sign" on his locker as a public service.
Even his teammates know enough to give him his space. Freese sees Pujols' softer side when his teammate sits beside him in the clubhouse and exchanges text messages or talks on the phone with his wife and children. At other times, Pujols attains a level of concentration that few players can match.
"Albert's an absolute animal," Freese said. "The first day he walks into a clubhouse, he's got one thing on his mind. Or maybe two things: His family and baseball.
"I think Albert sees this as a job. He puts a lot on his plate. He's one of the best players to ever play this game. And when you get to that level, this game changes a little bit. I think he takes it personal. He understands how he can change games when he's in the lineup producing. That's why he works his tail off. Obviously, Albert is a very spiritual guy. God is No. 1 in his life and he's going to put it all out there. He's a guy who lives his life to the fullest, for sure."
Payoff on their investment
The Angels devoted the two winters prior to this one spending to the fullest, signing Pujols and outfielder Josh Hamilton to multiyear deals worth a combined $365 million in the effort to win the hearts and minds of Southern California baseball fans. The plan didn't work out so well last summer, when the Angels fell off the map early and finished 18 games behind the Oakland Athletics at 78-84.
A lineup with Pujols, Hamilton and Mike Trout at its core suffered a 34-run drop-off from 2012 (from 767 to 733) and ranked 10th in the American League with 164 homers -- fewer than the Mariners and those supposedly pitching-and-defense-obsessed Tampa Bay Rays.
Hamilton arrived with a new bulked-up look this spring and was raring to go, until a strained calf put him out of commission for a while. Although the Angels expect him to be ready for the season opener, they're going to let him proceed at his own pace.
“"If it takes a couple of weeks, it takes a couple of weeks," Scioscia said. "If it takes three weeks, it takes three weeks. It will heal on its own time."
This guy is a special player, and we've only seen the tip of what he can do. He's a Gold Glove first baseman. He runs the bases well. He's going to be a different player this year because his tools have been rebuilt. He's able to move, he's able to run, and he's stronger in the box. He's excited about that, as we are.” -- Mike Scioscia, Angels
manager, on Pujols
Pujols, meanwhile, is on the verge of achieving a major milestone. He's one home run away from tying Lou Gehrig and Fred McGriff at 493 and needs eight to become the 26th member of MLB's 500-homer club. If he can go deep 30 times this season, Eddie Murray, Gary Sheffield, Mel Ott, Eddie Mathews, Ernie Banks, Ted Williams, Frank Thomas and Willie McCovey also will fall by the wayside.
Pujols developed such a sense of reverence for Stan Musial during his time with the Cardinals that he didn't like being called "El Hombre," because there was room for only one "Man" in St. Louis. So he can appreciate the hallowed company he's about to join, and eventually surpass.
"I'm not going to sit here and lie and say, 'I don't care about it,'" he said. "It's nice. It's a great accomplishment."
Yet Pujols is well aware that he'll perform against a backdrop of lowered expectations until he puts together one of his old St. Louis tears. During his time with the Cardinals, Pujols raised the bar so high that his .285, 30-homer, 105-RBI debut in Los Angeles was generally perceived as a disappointment. Now that he's regarded as merely human, most observers would consider those numbers a nice comeback season.
Try wrapping your mind around this nugget: Pujols, who was setting the annual standard for righty hitters before Miguel Cabrera came along, hasn't appeared in an All-Star Game since 2010.
"You always want to show you're worth the money that they pay you," Pujols said. "Obviously, it's been tough for me, and it was tough for Josh last year. Hopefully I have eight more years to go here. I always say to people, 'Don’t look at my first two years with the Angels. Just look at what I've done at the end of my contract, and you can judge it then.'"
Pujols, intense and quietly defiant, already knows where he stands on the subject of his future.
"To me, it's about being healthy," he said. "I've got that gift and talent. I know I'm going to hit in this game until I'm 50 years old."
Ibanez hit a leadoff homer in the second and Chris Iannetta had a long double later in the inning.
Darvish gave up two runs on three hits and a walk in three innings.
Angels starter Tyler Skaggs, a solid candidate for the back end of the Angels' starting rotation, allowed three hits and two runs with two walks in 2 1/3 innings of his spring debut.
Ibanez and Mike Trout each got two hits for the Angels.
With the Dodgers and Diamondbacks opening in Sydney, Australia, the season starts in less than three weeks. That means you've got a lot of baseball news to catch up on in a very short period of time. Fortunately, Off Base is here with its annual spring training notes ...
LOS ANGELES DODGERS: After getting hit in the head by a foul ball from Andre Ethier, drilled in the privates with a ground ball from Matt Kemp, smacked in the nose by a throw from Hanley Ramirez and spiked on the left foot by Adrian Gonzalez, pitching adviser Sandy Koufax opted to leave Dodgers camp -- and was promptly rear-ended in the parking lot by Yasiel Puig. ... Due to his strained right calf, Zack Greinke will not travel to Sydney for the season opener, nor will he join Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett in a Baz Luhrmann film project that had been tentatively titled, "Crocodile Greinke: Australia Doesn't Excite Me."
BOSTON: The Red Sox announced that in a pregame ceremony at the home opener, they will pay tribute to all New England children born since Oct. 31, 2013, who have suffered as many as five agonizing months since Boston last won a World Series at Fenway Park.