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Dodgers Highlights: LA Tops Oakland 2-1 in Cactus League Opener

The Dodgers are back and in pursuit of another World Series title in 2021. Today, the team went on the road to Mesa to play the Oakland A’s for the spring training opener.

Catch all the highlights here.

Dodgers vs A’s Highlights | Dodgers Spring Training | February 28, 2021

Left-hander Mike Kickham started for the boys in blue and tossed 2 scoreless innings. The Dodgers got the scoring started in the 3rd with an RBI single off the bat of World Series MVP Corey Seager. DJ Peters, who is expected to see a lot of time in the outfield this spring, worked two walks against Oakland pitching.

LA also impressed on defense, turning two key double plays in the game. Plus Austin Barnes threw out a would-be base stealer in the 1st.

Offseason acquisition Mike Cleavinger struggled with command and a tight strike zone in his Dodger debut, loading the bases but escaping with only 1 run allowed in his lone inning of work.

Non-roster invitee Matt Davidson broke the 1-1 tie in the top of the 6th with a solo home run, his first of the spring.

Righty pitching prospect Michael Grove closed the door in the bottom of the 7th to end the spring-shortened game and secure LA’s first victory of the new year.

The Dodgers recorded 5 base hits on the afternoon while the pitching staff struck out 6 A’s.

Next Up

Trevor Bauer makes his Dodger debut on Monday at Camelback Ranch against the Rockies. First pitch is set for 12:05 PM PT on Spectrum SportsNet LA and am570 LA Sports radio.

NEXT: Mookie Betts on Trevor Bauer ‘You Know What You’re Getting’

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  1. Corey Seager doesn’t look as buff as he did in the beginning of last season. Part of his success in 2020 was training in the offseason after a subpar 2019 when he was really skinny coming back from elbow surgery. Of course he got married this offseason, and he just won the World Series with two MVP trophies, he gets a free pass this year.

    1. Corey is fine. No need to add a lot of bulk; he’s a lean fighting machine. and more importantly, this is his contract year!! So if he wants $350M for 12 years, he’s gonna have to repeat his 2020 performance! Stay healthy and rake!

    1. all of ST is an audition. Kenley will close this year if he’s the best option, but as we saw last year Doc finally got used to the idea to go with the hot hand or best option depending on the game circumstances. Julio Urias closing last year in the playoffs was brilliant.

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