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Kiké Hernandez’s two home runs lead Dodgers past Mariners

THE GAME : Kiké Hernandez’s two home runs accounted for all of the scoring in the Dodgers’ 2-0 Cactus League win over the Kansas City Royals before an announced crowd of 13,250 at Camelback Ranch.
HITTING REPORT : Hernandez’s first two home runs, both to left field against Mariners right-hander Erik Swanson, gave him a .435 batting average (10 for 23) to begin spring training. … Brad Miller and Keibert Ruiz had the Dodgers’ other hits, both singles. … Miller has reached base in all four of his Cactus League games. He also saw his first action in left field, playing five innings. … Edwin Rios went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .182 (4 for 22). Related Articles





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PITCHING REPORT : Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda threw three perfect innings, striking out four. He pitched the third inning out of the stretch for practice, and threw an additional 10 pitches in the bullpen afterward. … Kenley Jansen threw a 1-2-3 fourth inning, hitting 91 to 93 mph on the radar gun. … Yimi Garcia, Jaime Schultz, Josh Sborz and Parker Curry each threw a scoreless inning of relief. … The Mariners were limited to four hits and went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
NEXT GAME : Dodgers vs. Rockies, 1 p.m., Salt River Fields. TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570-AM.
QUOTE OF THE DAY : “If I had the choice of being able to do that, for sure, but that’s kind of difficult.”  – Maeda (through interpreter Will Ireton), when asked if he’d like to save some of his performance Saturday for the regular season.

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