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VALENZUELA GETS MINOR-LEAGUE WIN

Fernando Valenzuela completed his minor-league preparation for a return to the majors Saturday night, allowing two hits in a seven-inning complete game victory over the Arkansas Travelers of the Texas League.

The former Los Angeles Dodgers star, who signed with the California Angels last month, threw 78 pitches - 47 strikes - in the 4-0 victory for Midland, the Angels' Class AA farm club.In 17 innings, against three minor-league opponents, Valenzuela did not allow an earned run.

"That's what I was supposed to do," Valenzuela said when asked about his performance since signing a free-agent contract with the Angels.

Valenzuela, who won the Cy Young award as a 20-year-old with the Dodgers in 1981, struck out five and walked two Saturday night.