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AROUND THE CACTUS LEAGUE

Tuesday, March 29, 2005; Page D07

Vladimir Guerrero had a home run among his four hits, Maicer Izturis hit a bases-loaded triple and the Anaheim Angels rallied for a 14-8 win over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday in Tempe, Ariz.

For the second time in a week, a spring game in Arizona was halted by a swarm of bees. It was only a brief stoppage yesterday when the bees invaded the Angels' dugout. But on Thursday in Tucson, the Arizona Diamondbacks-Colorado Rockies game was called after five innings because of a persistent swarm. . . .

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"I just wasn't locating anything very good. This is really the first time I've felt bad all spring. I'm not going to overanalyze this too much. I'm going to leave it right here."

Anaheim Angels right-hander John Lackey, who yielded seven runs on seven hits in two innings in his worst spring start.

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Garrett Atkins and Matt Holliday each had two-run singles to back up Jamey Wright's six strong innings, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 7-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Tucson. Wright is projected as Colorado's fourth or fifth starter.

"For all intents and purposes, unless something off the board happens, that's where we're headed," Manager Clint Hurdle said. "Jamey threw effectively today, mixed his pitches, kept the ball down, worked his pitches in, had a good breaking ball. We'd like to go that way." . . .

In Tucson, Joe Borchard hit his fifth homer of spring training and helped the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics, 12-8, to end a four-game losing skid.

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