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McCarthy shows fine form despite stomach flu

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Brandon McCarthy may not have felt well, but he sure looked good on the mound Monday afternoon.

McCarthy tossed five shutout innings against the Angels despite dealing with a stomach flu that left him too ill following the game to speak.

"I know he was sick, but he got out there, got going and got through it," D-backs manager Kirk Gibson said. "That's what we're going to need during the season. He executed well, that's what we tried to get him to do. He's been throwing good in his bullpens as well. A really good game for him."

McCarthy allowed three hits and walked one while striking out a pair. In two spring starts, he has allowed one run over nine innings.

"He just kept the ball down," Gibson said. "He moved it around well, had good late life on it, his breaking ball was good again, threw the ball inside when he had to."

Steve Gilbert is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Inside the D-backs, and follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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