Heaney, Angels blank Padres 2-0 to spoil Clevinger’s debut

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  • September 3, 2020
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Andrew Heaney allowed only three hits over seven innings and the Los Angeles Angels defeated San Diego 2-0 on Thursday, spoiling Mike Clevinger’s debut with the Padres.

With most of the attention focused on Clevinger, who was acquired in a multiplayer deal with Cleveland before Monday’s trade deadline, it was Heaney (3-2) who ended up pitching a gem. The right-hander struck out six and walked two while throwing a career-high 117 pitches.

Mike Mayers and Felix Pena each worked a scoreless inning in handing the Padres their second shutout this season. San Diego had won 12 of its last 15 and entered the day leading the majors in runs scored. It was Pena’s second career save and his first since 2016.

Clevinger (1-2) didn’t have a sharp outing against the Angels, who drafted him in 2011 before trading him to the Indians three years later. The 29-year-old long-haired

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