In a big-money Los Angeles matchup, Josh Hamilton hit his first home run in an Angels uniform, connecting off Hyun-Jin Ryu during the first inning of a 16-8 win over a Dodgers' split squad Friday.
Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, left Texas to sign a $125 million, five-year deal with the Angels. He sent a drive to right on a full-count pitch.
''It looked like he hit a changeup,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''He hung in there and found a pitch he liked. When he found something he liked, he turned it loose.''
After going 0 for 3 against Arizona on Tuesday in his first spring training game, Hamilton was 2 for 2 against the Dodgers, adding a third-inning single against Matt Palmer.
Ryu signed a $36 million, six-year deal with the Dodgers, who also paid a $25,737,737 posting fee to South Korea's Hanwha Eagles for his rights.
In his first spring training start for the Dodgers, Ryu gave up two runs and four hits in two innings with three strikeouts and a walk. He walked AL Rookie of...