The Dodgers broke a fourteen game losing streak in exhibition games in Anaheim with a 3-1 win on Friday night. Before the game, the Dodgers had a record of 2-14 over sixteen exhibition games in Anaheim. The last time that they had won was 2003. Justin Turner, Rich Hill, and Franklin Gutierrez worked to break the Dodgers’ losing streak.
Rich Hill pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings in which he struck out 2 batters and walked one. Hill said that his curveball was coming out of his hand well but the fastball was not as crisp as he wanted it. He threw 65 pitches, 40 for strikes, but only got two swings and misses in the game.
Justin Turner started the scoring with a solo home run in the fourth inning. He got a 1-1 slider from Garrett Richards and hit a no-doubter over the left-field wall. He is now hitting .385 with four home runs and sixteen RBI’s this spring.
The Dodgers added two more runs in the eighth off of Angels’ reliever Kirby Yates. Yates allowed a lead-off double to Erick Mejia then Gutierrez hit an RBI double, giving the Dodgers a 2-0 lead. Cody Bellinger hit a double with two outs driving in Gutierrez and giving the Dodgers a 3-0 lead.
Brandon McCarthy takes the mound against the Angels at Dodger Stadium for the final exhibition game of 2017. Corey Seager is scheduled to play at shortstop. The game starts at 6:10 pm PT and will be televised on SportsNet LA.