Clayton Kershaw pitched three innings of two-run ball in the Dodgers 3-3 tie with the Mariners. It was Kershaw’s final tune-up before opening day at Dodger Stadium.
Tyler Holt went 3-4 with one RBI. He hit a double, stole a base, and scored the Dodgers’ go-ahead run in the eighth. He drove in a run in the first inning with a single to left field. Yasmani Grandal scored, but Scott Van Slyke was thrown out at the plate. Mariners’ starter Hisashi Iwakuma threw a breaking ball over the plate and Holt squared up on it and hit it into left field. Mariner’s left fielder Jarrod Dyson made a strong and accurate throw to catch Van Slyke at the plate.
Nelson Cruz hit an RBI double and Kyle Seager singled home a run in the bottom of the first inning. Cruz hit an 0-1 fastball from Kershaw into right field and Holt was unable to get there. For Seager, he got a fastball up and hit it into left-center field for an RBI single. Both batters went the other way to get their hits against Kershaw.
The Dodgers tied the game in the top of the second inning on a Yasmani Grandal RBI single. He got what looked like a hanging breaking ball and hit it into left field.
The Dodgers took the lead in the top of the ninth inning on an RBI double by Mike Ahmed. He hit a line drive to left-center field that Lenoys Martin was unable to come up with. Tyler Holt scored on the double by Ahmed. The Dodgers, however, were unable to keep their lead. Joe Broussard came into the game to collect the save and allowed a lead-off single. The next batter grounded out but the Mariners had a runner on second. Ryan Casteel then hit an RBI double, tying the game before the Dodgers record the final two outs.
The Dodgers open a three-game freeway series against the Angels. Kenta Maeda will pitch his final game of Spring Training. The game will begin at 7:07 pm PT and can be seen on SportsNet LA or MLB Network.