Dodgers split-squad teams lose to Giants, Royals

first_imgUP NEXT: Left-hander Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to make his spring debut against the Seattle Mariners (LHP Marco Gonzales) on Sunday in Peoria, 12:10 p.m. (SportsNet LA, 570 AM). THE GAMES: The Dodgers lost a pair of games Saturday. One split-squad team lost 9-3 to the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch. The other lost 8-4 to the Kansas City Royals in Surprise.PITCHING REPORT: Ross Stripling gave up a leadoff triple to Gregor Blanco but struck out the next two batters and retired the side in his only inning against the Giants. … Dodgers pitchers gave up 27 hits on the day – 15 to the Giants (including three home runs) and 12 in Surprise, including five in the first two innings by starter Zach Neal, who was charged with three runs.HITTING REPORT: The Dodgers had six doubles and a triple against the Giants. Alex Verdugo had one of the doubles (his second in as many days). So did Kyle Farmer, who went 2 for 3. Max Muncy had the triple and drove in the Dodgers’ first run. Edwin Rios was 2 for 2 with a double and a run scored. … Max Beaty had a home run for the Dodgers against the Royals. Logan Forsythe had a two-run single in that game.DEFENSE REPORT: In Surprise, Andrew Toles saw his first game action since tearing the ACL in his right knee last May. Toles got plenty of action in left field and was part of a relay to throw a runner out at home plate. But he was also charged with an error on another play. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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