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Left-hander Andrew Heaney shows promise in first start with Angels

Left-hander Andrew Heaney shows promise in first start with Angels

Andrew Heaney entered his first spring training with the Angels hoping to win the fifth rotation spot but wound up pitching his way to triple-A, going 1-2 with a 7.03 earned-run average in six exhibition games in which he allowed 19 runs and 29 hits, struck out 19 and walked 10 in 24 1/3 innings. The 24-year-old left-hander's numbers weren't that much better at Salt Lake, where he was 6-2 with a 4.71 ERA in 14 starts and had a 7.81 ERA in his last five games before the Angels called him up to start Wednesday against the Houston Astros. The numbers, Manager Mike Scioscia said, did not tell the whole story. "There's a statistical part of the Pacific Coast League...

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