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Recap: Angels , Dodgers
   BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Tempe Diablo Stadium
Date: April 04, 2012 3:10 PM EDT
  

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Albert Pujols put one more ball into orbit, just for good measure.

Pujols hit a solo home run estimated at 441 feet with his final swing of spring training, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-3 Wednesday in their exhibition wrapup.

Signed as a free agent, Pujols hit seven homers this spring, along with 20 RBIs and a .383 average.

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Mark Trumbo also hit a tape-measure solo homer and C.J. Wilson pitched four scoreless innings.

``To be able to play with Albert and see what he did in the first inning - hit that ball like a thousand miles an hour off the bat, that's really impressive,' Wilson said. ``And to be one of the pitchers with Jered Weaver, Dan Haren and Ervin Santana, and just being able to draft off of those guys, it'll be a lot of fun this year.'

Ryan Langerhans and Jorge Cantu also homered at Dodger Stadium, helping the Angels take the rubber game of a three-game set that included a 12-3 rout on Monday night at Anaheim. The freeway foes will play six interleague games this season against the Dodgers, including a three-game set that starts June 11 at Chavez Ravine.

Trumbo, whose second-inning homer was measured at 444 feet, finished the spring batted .328 with six homers and 16 RBIs.

Trumbo hit 29 homers as a rookie last season. He was shifted from first base to third after Pujols left the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals to sign a 10-year, $240 million contract.

The three-time NL MVP is expected to rejuvenate a team club that last season played 50 games in which they did not score a run during the first five innings.

Wilson scattered five hits and two walks and struck out five to finish the spring with a 4-0 record and 1.11 ERA in six starts. The left-hander, who pitched in his first All-Star game last year, signed a five-year, $77.5 million contract with the Angels. He spent his first seven big league seasons with AL West rival Texas, pitching the Rangers to back-to-back pennants.

Wilson's official Angels debut is scheduled for next Monday at Minnesota.

``Overall, I think I pitched pretty well and made a lot of improvements over last year,' Wilson said. ``It was a big learning experience for me, trying to get on the same page with all the catchers and kind of ingratiate myself with the new teammates and stuff.'

Nathan Eovaldi (1-2) was charged with seven runs - five earned - and eight hits over 4 1-3 innings in a lackluster ending to an otherwise solid spring. He finished the exhibition schedule with a 3.60 ERA in six appearances, including five starts.

Langerhans, a 32-year-old non-roster invitee to spring training, made it 4-0 in the fourth with a two-run homer. He came up with the bases loaded in the fifth and reached on an infield single, with a throwing error by second baseman Luis Nunez allowing another two runs to score.

Notes: The Angels have a 50-36 advantage over the Dodgers since interleague play began in 1997. None of the six regular-season games last season between the teams sold out. ... The Angels finished their exhibition schedule 19-12-2. The Dodgers were 15-15-4.

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Dodgers at Angels
Mon, Apr 2 Final 3 to 12
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Angels at Dodgers
Tue, Apr 3 Final 1 to 4
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GAME 3
Angels at Dodgers
Wed, Apr 4 Final 8 to 3
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