Spring Training Recap: Dodgers Score Late To Defeat Diamondbacks

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Anderson walked Hill with one out, but got out of the inning by getting Pollock to foul out and Trumob on a pop-up. Kiké Hernandez got the Dodgers’ rally started with a one-out single in the bottom of the third. Rollins then followed with an RBI triple to right-center to tie the game. Turner’s sacrifice fly easily scored Rollins from third and gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead.

Adam Liberatore entered the game for Anderson in the top of the fourth and walked the first batter he faced. Tomas followed with a single to right field, but David Peralta was then erased on a line out to Rollins that resulted in a 6-4 double play. Liberatore ended the inning on a groundout and the Dodgers maintained their 2-1 lead.

Howie Kendrick continued his hot spring by hitting a leadoff single to right in the bottom of the fourth. Andre Ethier came to bat and grounded to first base, which allowed Kendrick to move into scoring position. Juan Uribe scored Kendrick with a bloop single that extended the Dodgers’ lead to 3-1.

Still in the fourth, Ellis walked, which put two runners on. Hernandez then came to the plate and hit his second single of the day, making the score 4-1 in favor of the Dodgers. Chin-hui Tsao replaced Liberatore in fifth inning and retired Arizona in order.

Former Dodgers prospect Allen Webster and Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale were ejected after Webster hit Turner to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Webster was replaced by Andrew Chafin, who struck out Joc Pederson and Kendrick.

Tsao returned in the sixth inning but didn’t fare nearly as well. He issued back-to-back walks with one out, then gave up a three-run home run to Tomas that tied the game, 4-4. Chafin tossed a scoreless sixth inning by quickly retiring Uribe, Chris Heisey and Ellis in order.

Perdo Baez came in to pitch the top of the seventh and retired the side in order with one strikeout. Baez recorded one out in the eighth, then was relieved by Daniel Coulombe, who completed a scoreless inning.

Derek Eitel plunked Dodgers’ Minor League Dillon Moyer and was subsequently ejected. Patrick Schuster took over for the Diamondbacks and quickly let the game get away. Nate Samson cleared the bases with an RBI double and he scored on Paul Hoenecke’s RBI single that extended the Dodgers’ lead to 6-4.

After Schuster was called for a balk, Kyle Farmer hit an RBI single and the Dodgers carried a 7-4 lead to the ninth. Coulombe and Ryan Butcher combined to pitch a scoreless ninth inning to complete the Dodgers’ win.


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