Spring Training Recap: Dodgers Score Late To Defeat Diamondbacks

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks met for the first time this spring and it didn’t take long for them to get reacquainted.

With one on and one out in the top of the first, A.J. Pollock hit a double down the third base line that scored Aaron Hill from first base to make it 1-0 in favor of the Diamondbacks. Still with one out, Dodgers starter Chris Anderson got into more trouble by hitting Mark Trumbo with a pitch.

However the Diamondbacks wouldn’t add to their lead as grounder hit to Jimmy Rollins turned into an inning-ending double play.

Diamondbacks starter Daniel Hudson was also erratic in the first inning, hitting Justin Turner with a pitch with one out. Turner stole second base shortly after, but Howie Kendrick struck out to leave him stranded in scoring position.

Yasmany Tomas led off the second inning with a single to center. A.J. Ellis then caught Tomas stealing on a strike ’em out, throw ’em out double play. Anderson got out of the inning unscathed after getting Chris Owings to line-out to third base.

Andre Ethier singled to right field to lead off the bottom of the second, but with two outs, he was thrown out attempting to steal second base. Anderson remained in the game for a third inning of work and gave up a leadoff single to Gerald Laird.

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