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Dodgers News: Sergio Romo Stifles Cleveland in Spring Training Debut



Wynston Sawyer advanced the Dodgers to 5-1 in Cactus League play.

Sawyer’s pinch-hit single plated two and gave the Dodgers a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Kenley Jansen and Sergio Romo made their debuts in the game.

Clayton Kershaw started for L.A., pitching two perfect frames in his second start of spring training. Kershaw hasn’t allowed a hit in his three innings, if you’re one who cares about preseason stats.

Yamani Grandal added an RBI in the first after Justin Turner and Andre Ethier drew walks.

The Indians plated their first run against Kenley Jansen in his first appearance of the season. The result came via a pair of mistakes from Andrew Toles and Chris Taylor, however. The Dodgers jumped ahead 2-1 in the sixth then immediately gave it up due to a shaky outing from Chris Hatcher.

The performance of the day belonged to new Dodger Sergio Romo. In his first game of the year, he set down all three opponents via strikeout.

Friday will be a split-squad day for Los Angeles. One team will host the Kansas City Royals, while the other will take the road to face Arizona. Dave Roberts will manage the road team, and Brandon McCarthy will make the start.

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Written by Gabe Burns

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