Jered Weaver allowed only a homer to Robinson Chirinos in five stellar innings, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-3 Monday.
Weaver struck out five and did not walk a batter. The three-time All-Star dropped his spring ERA to 2.53 over 10 2-3 innings. He is in line to start opening day at Seattle's Safeco Field April 6.
Texas starter Lisalverto Bonilla made his his third spring appearance and first start. He sailed through three innings Monday but was roughed up in the fourth inning.
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Chris Cron doubled in a run to tie the game at 1. Iannetta followed with his first spring homer, a two-run shot. Efren Navarro then singled and stole second when nobody covered second base. Taylor Featherston singled him in.
Angels reliever Joe Smith made his first spring appearance and allowed one hit in one inning. He had been experiencing lower body soreness throughout camp.