Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw allows three home runs in loss to Mariners

first_imgTHE GAMES: A split-squad Dodgers team lost to the Seattle Mariners, 5-2, Friday night at Camelback Ranch, while a throwing error by second baseman Willie Calhoun allowed the go-ahead run to score in the bottom of the ninth inning of a 3-2 loss to the San Diego Padres in the other split-squad game Friday night in Peoria.PITCHING REPORT: Against the Mariners, left-hander Clayton Kershaw stretched out to five innings and struck out eight – but he also gave up six hits including three home runs (to Tyler O’Neill, Leonys Martin and Danny Valencia). … Kenley Jansen had a sloppy outing. He struck out two batters but also gave up two singles and walked a batter before bench coach Bob Geren pulled him mid-inning. He will leave for Los Angeles to join Team Netherlands for the WBC semifinals now. … Against the Padres, left-hander Alex Wood retired the first 10 batters he faced in order, five by strikeout, before allowing a single. He went 4 1/3 innings and gave up one run on two hits. … Bullpen candidate Luis Avilan retired all four batters he faced including one strikeout.HITTING REPORT: Against the Mariners, Andre Ethier returned to game action for the first time since March 6. Ethier had been sidelined by a sore hip. He went grounded out in his only at-bat. … Franklin Gutierrez drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single in the third inning. … Yasiel Puig had a pair of singles and stole a base. … Logan Forsythe was on base three times – twice on walks and once when he was hit by a pitch. He is batting .440 (11 for 25) this spring. … Center fielder Joc Pederson led off the game against the Padres with a home run, his team-leading fourth of the season. Cody Bellinger drove in a second run in the first inning with a sacrifice fly. The Dodgers had just two hits after the first inning — a double by Justin Turner and a single by Adrian Gonzalez. QUOTE OF THE DAY: “When I was executing, I felt I was doing a pretty good job. But there really wasn’t an in between tonight. It was either really good or really bad.” – Kershaw.UP NEXT: The Dodgers (RHP Kenta Maeda) play the Chicago White Sox (RHP Carson Fulmer) at Camelback Ranch, Saturday, 1 p.m. Available on TV (SportsNet LA) and radio (KLAC 570 AM).BILL PLUNKETT Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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