More on Dan Haren, plus lineups

Dan Haren’s one-hit shutout Tuesday night gave him his third win in a week. No pitcher had won three games in a week, in which two of them were starts, since Bob Walk did it for the Pittsburgh Pirates in June of 1991 – nearly 20 years ago.

Haren said Wednesday he was feeling no ill effects from the heavy workload, which included a one-inning relief appearance Sunday. Haren and Jered Weaver also were in the bullpen at the end of an extra-inning game in Kansas City on April 3, but neither of them warmed up. That game was two days after Haren’s first start and he said he doubted he could have pitched that day.

“I’m just glad I threw well yesterday, because I didn’t want it to be an excuse if I didn’t throw well,” Haren said.

Haren’s feat still was the buzz around the Angels before Wednesday’s afternoon game. Manager Mike Scioscia recalls Jerry Reuss winning two games in one day in 1982. The Dodgers finished a suspended game at Wrigley Field and Reuss pitched the final four innings to get a win, then he started and went five innings of the second game to go 2-0 for the day. Scioscia caught the remainder of the suspended game.

* Kendrys Morales ran 110-foot sprints in spikes for the second day in a row. Morales, Joel Pineiro and Erick Aybar, all on the disabled list, will travel to Arizona when the Angels depart for Chicago on Thursday to continue their rehab work. Scioscia said Morales' first game action probably will come in extended spring training games in Arizona.

Here are the lineups for Wednesday's 4:05 p.m. game:


1. Michael Brantley CF

2. Asdrubal Cabrera SS

3. Shin-Soo Choo RF

4. Carlos Santana C

5. Travis Hafner DH

6. Orlando Cabrera 2B

7. Austin Kearns LF

8. Matt LaPorta 1B

9. Adam Everett 3B


1. Peter Bourjos CF

2. Howie Kendrick 2B

3. Bobby Abreu DH

4. Torii Hunter RF

5. Vernon Wells LF

6. Alberto Callaspo 3B

7. Mark Trumbo 1B

8. Hank Conger C

9. Brandon Wood 3B