at Tempe, Ariz.
Monday, March 24 Padres at the plate: Khalil Greene produced an RBI double after Jody Gerut's triple and also singled, stole a base and had a sacrifice fly. Tad Iguchi singled twice, stole a base and scored a run, and Tony Clark delivered an RBI single and a double. Brian Myrow's big spring continued with a solo homer in the eighth, his first, lifting his Cactus League average to .400. Angels at the plate: A .449 hitter this spring, leading the team in hits (22) and runs scored (13), Gary Matthews Jr. singled before leaving the game with a sprained ankle sustained running the bases in the first inning. Chone Figgins singled and left the game in the sixth inning with tightness in muscles between fingers in his left hand. Reggie Willits and Kendry Morales had RBI singles.
Up next for the Padres: The Padres face the Royals at 7:05 p.m. PT on Tuesday at the Peoria Sports Complex. Justin Germano gets the start for the Padres and likely will throw six innings. Germano is still considered the favorite to win the fifth starter spot in the starting rotation.
Up next for the Angels: Nick Adenhart gets another audition for a starting role in Tucson when he faces the Diamondbacks and 2006 Cy young Award winner Brandon Webb at 1:05 p.m. PT on Tuesday. Adenhart has a 2.89 Cactus League ERA in 18 2/3 innings with a 2-1 record. He has walked only three hitters while striking out 13. Adenhart will have one more spring start, in a camp game on Sunday, as he tries to make the jump from Double-A Arkansas to the Major Leagues in John Lackey's vacated starting spot. Dustin Moseley also is making a strong bid for the job.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.