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Spring Training 2012: Angels Drop Games To Rockies, Royals

While key performers continue to show solid progress and performance, the Cactus League record of the Los Angeles Angels continues to suffer. Following back-to-back losses on Monday and Tuesday, the Angels are now 9-8 in Spring Training.

On Monday, the Angels lost to the Colorado Rockies by a final score of 4-3. Starting pitcher Ervin Santana had his first game back since being hit in the shoulder with a comeback line drive last week and alleviated all concerns by pitching four scoreless innings he allowed just two hits and struck out four. Howie Kendrick hit his third home run of the spring, but the Rockies rallied in the seventh inning and overcame a 3-0 deficit to pick up the win.

The Angels' Tuesday game against the Kansas City Royals went much the same way. The Angels were up 3-0 in the sixth inning, which included five scoreless innings from C.J. Wilson, when closer Jordan Walden came on in relief -- and promptly gave up four runs. Vernon Wells would tie the game with a solo home run in the eighth inning, but the Mariners tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the frame to secure the win.

The Angels have the day off on Wednesday.

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