Jackson finished the spring season with a 9.28 ERA. Manager Jim Tracy said, "I made it clear to him he had failed at nothing. As far as I am concerned, he's a position to return as quickly as he likes, the ball is in his court."
General Manager Paul DePodesta said he expected him to make an awful lot of starts for the Dodgers during the season. "I expect him to start more games in Los Angeles than in Las Vegas. It's up to him to go down and make it happen."
The Dodgers had jumped into a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. Cesar Izturis reached on an infield single, took third on Adrian Beltré's double and both scored on Shawn Green's double.
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An error by Izturis set up the tying runs in the second, both unearned. One run scored on a wild pitch and the other on a grounder.
Shawn Green slugged a two run homer in the fifth with Dave Roberts on base but the second base umpire changed the call into a four ball. Roberts knocked in a run in each the fourth and fifth innings.
Adrian Beltré was 3-for-3 and Alex Cora singled and doubled but the Dodgers struck out an even dozen times and left 13 men on base during the game.
Rick White rescued Jackson in the third inning, then pitched three hitless innings and despite that he was assigned to the minor league camp immediately after the game. Mota allowed three runs in his only inning and Eric Gagné gave up his first run of the spring in the eighth.
Angels go up 2-0
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