Matthews, who said Wednesday that he would not comment on the situation further, declined to address the additional information. Manager Mike Scioscia, never one to be short with his answers, was asked if a prolonged silence from Matthews would ended up making him look guilty. “Yes,” was Scioscia’s succinct one-word answer. Despite daily meetings with Matthews, including another Thursday with GM Bill Stoneman, the Angels say they are not getting their info through their center fielder but from the Internet reports. Matthews has apologized for having his name linked to a possible distraction and yet he apparently has left the team scrambling for three days trying to answer a new round of questions. According to the story on SI.com, Matthews was prescribed Genotropin, a synthetic hormone used to treat growth deficiencies, most often in children. It was allegedly shipped to a Texas address in 2004 that was believed to be the residence of an unnamed former minor-league teammate of Matthews. There is a possibility that Matthews could face a 50-game suspension for a first-time violation for performance enhancers. Angels win Sean Rodriguez started a three-run, game-winning rally in the ninth inning with a leadoff double and Hainley Statia finished it off with a sacrifice fly to right to give the Angels a 7-6 victory over the Royals. – Doug Padilla Valdez impresses On an otherwise-forgettable afternoon for the Dodgers, Wilson Valdez made sure people would remember him. Not just the people wearing baseball uniforms, but also the ones wearing khakis, golf shirts and Panama hats behind home plate. For Valdez, who is a long shot to make the Dodgers’ opening-day roster but is out of minor-league options, this spring training is as much about impressing scouts from other clubs as it is about impressing Ned Colletti and Grady Little. And if Valdez continues to perform the way he did in Thursday’s Grapefruit League opener – a 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves before 5,442 at the Ballpark – the Dodgers’ brass probably will face a clear choice: keep him or lose him. After all, guys like this rarely make it through waivers. “Hopefully, I can stay here,” Valdez said. “That’s what I’m trying to do.” Valdez replaced Rafael Furcal at shortstop in the third inning and went 1 for 2, doubling into the right-field corner off one-time Dodgers pitcher Buddy Carlyle in the fifth. Despite committing an error during his six innings in the field, he also had five assists and two putouts, started one double play and turned the pivot on another. But his best moment came in the eighth inning, when he raced into shallow center field in pursuit of a high pop fly by Braves catcher Corky Miller. The ball landed just out of Valdez’s reach and died on the grass. But without even looking to see if Yunel Escobar had held up at first, Valdez picked up the ball and fired it into second base, where Tony Abreu tagged Escobar sliding in. The play robbed Miller of what should have been a clean, bloop single. Shaky pitching The Braves roughed up Randy Wolf, Chad Billingsley, Travis Smith and Chin-Hui Tsao for 14 hits through the first seven innings. “We obviously gave up more hits than you want to give up,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “We struggled to put people away, and that will come when our guys have better command of their secondary pitches. Randy, when he would get ahead in the count, didn’t have that little something.” – Tony Jackson 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Angels officials were left to answer more questions Thursday, the day of the Cactus League opener, after a Sports Illustrated Web site story not only listed what human growth hormone was allegedly shipped to Matthews, but when and where. On Tuesday, Matthews’ name surfaced as an alleged customer of an Internet pharmacy that was raided for illegally distributing human growth hormone.