Adam Duvall hit a pair of home runs with four RBI’s in the Reds 9-3 victory over the Dodgers split-squad in Goodyear. The Dodgers who traveled to Goodyear are mainly Minor Leaguers and bench players.
The Reds jumped on Dodgers’ starter Alex Wood early. Billy Hamilton stole third base with one out, then Duvall hit a single, driving in Hamilton. The Reds were unable to do any more damage in the inning.
The Dodgers took a 2-1 lead for a short time in the top of the second inning. Cody Bellinger hit a two-run home run off of Reds’ starter Scott Feldman. Arismendy Alcantara responded with a solo shot off of Wood. The Dodgers were never able to get the lead back.
The Reds took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the third with back-to-back RBI singles from Eugenio Suarez and Scott Schebler. When Suarez came up to bat the Reds had runners on first and second. Suarez hit the first pitch he saw into left field, allowing a run to score. Schebler, a former Dodger, also hit the first pitch he saw.
In the bottom of the fourth inning, Billy Hamilton scored on interference by Rob Segedin. Adam Duvall hit a home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Wood worked to a 2-1 count, then threw the ball over the plate and Duvall hit it over the wall in right-center field.
Duvall’s second home run came off of Dodgers’ reliever Walker Buehler in the seventh inning. Buehler got behind in the count and Duvall made him pay. Duvall’s second homer also went over the right-center field wall.
Wednesday is getaway day for the Dodgers, who break camp after their game against the Mariners in Peoria. Clayton Kershaw will pitch for the Dodgers, but do not expect him to pitch very long. It is just his final tune-up before opening day and he likely pitch three innings. The players are anxious to go home, so you will likely see them swinging at the first pitch a lot more than usual. The game starts at 1:10 pm PT and will be shown on MLB Network.