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Hamilton plays in spring game for Angels
San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Monday, March 17, 2014, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 17, 2014, 7:41 pm

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Josh Hamilton had an infield single in his first spring game of the year in the Los Angeles Angels' 7-6 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Hamilton went 1 for 3 for the split squad. The five-time All-Star and 2010 AL MVP has been hampered by a sprained left calf muscle.

Hamilton started a three-run fourth inning against Giants starter Tim Lincecum with a base hit off first baseman Mark Minicozzi's glove.

Lincecum, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, allowed seven hits and five runs in 5 1-3 innings.

Angels starter Hector Santiago allowed three runs in 5 1-3 innings.

San Francisco second baseman Marco Scutaro made his first spring appearance and went 1 for 2.

The Giants scores four runs off Joe Smith in the ninth.

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