Bradley makes his case with gem vs. Angels

Bradley makes his case with gem vs. Angels

TEMPE, Ariz. -- C.J. Wilson pitched through a nightmarish second inning and Mark Trumbo went 1-for-3 in his first game against his former team as the D-backs beat the Angels, 7-2, at Tempe Diablo Stadium on Friday.

The D-backs sent 10 batters to the plate in the top of the second inning. Seven of them reached based and five of them scored, but only two -- Trumbo and A.J. Pollock -- actually hit the ball hard against Wilson. There was a walk, an infield single, errors by shortstop Erick Aybar and third baseman Kyle Kubitza and a fly ball that fell between Efren Navarro and Josh Rutledge in shallow right field.

Wilson called it "Twilight Zone, full moon, Friday the 13th-like bounces" in that 30-pitch second inning. The 34-year-old left-hander finished his third Cactus League start having given up five runs (one earned) on nine hits and two walks in 4 1/3 innings, putting his spring ERA at 2.31.

Nick Evans went 4-for-5 with two doubles while Yasmany Tomas, who started at third base, went 2-for-3. Trumbo, traded from the Angels to the D-backs in December 2013, flied out to deep right-center field in his first at-bat against his former team, then hit a line-drive double to left field in the second and flied out to deep left field in the sixth.

The Angels scored in the first, when Trout singled up the middle, moved to second after Pujols was hit by a pitch and scored on Efren Navarro's opposite-field single. Angels setup man Joe Smith gave up two runs in the seventh, on a single by Jordan Pacheco and a triple by Nick Buss.

Roberto Baldoquin, a 20-year-old Cuban defector signed by the Angels in November, hit a no-doubt homer in the eighth inning in his first at-bat with the club. Baldoquin had been training in the Minor League complex, but was summoned to the Major League side for pinch-hit at-bat and made the most of it.

"We've worked him out; he's got a nice approach to the ball, has a real easy, fluid swing," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "That ball jumped out of his bat."

The D-backs had a split squad, with the other half of their team beating the Indians, 3-2, at Salt River Fields.

Up next for the D-backs: Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson, who already has a spot locked up in the rotation, will start for the D-backs on Saturday against the Royals at Salt River Fields. Hellickson missed his last start with arm fatigue, but said his arm feels better after some rest. Left-handers Robbie Ray and Andrew Chafin are also scheduled to pitch. The 1:10 p.m. MST matchup will be available live on MLB.TV.

Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.