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Matsui returns to outfield in Angels' win

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hideki Matsui was in left field for the first time this spring as the Los Angeles Angels beat a Los Angeles Dodgers split-squad 4-2 on Monday.

Matsui, who signed a free-agent deal with the Angels over the winter, hasn't played defense in a regular-season game since June 15, 2008, for the New York Yankees against the Houston Astros.

Matsui did not have any balls hit his way and was removed for a pinch runner in the fifth inning after going 1 for 2.

Jeff Mathis homered and drove in three runs for the Angels. Joe Saunders gave up two runs and four hits in five innings.

Carlos Monasterios, an outside candidate for the Dodgers' fifth starter spot, gave up three runs and four hits in four innings.