THE GAME: In his first spring outing for the Dodgers, Craig Kimbrel hit the first four hitters he faced, including consecutive homers in a 10-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday afternoon at Camelback Ranch in Glendale. .
PITCHING REPORT: Acquired in an exchange with the Chicago White Sox on Friday, Kimbrel gave up a consecutive double homer and a single before hitting the next hitter. He was eliminated after releasing 19 pitches. … Holder Clayton Kershaw struck out four of the top five hitters he faced, throwing 20 strikes in 24 pitches to beat the first two innings. A walk led to a run in the third when Austin Slater had a double drive. Kershaw pitched in the fifth inning, allowing that run with three hits while striking out six. He released 57 pitches. … Left-hander Alex Vesia withdrew just one of the three hitters he faced in the sixth inning, yielding a walk and a touchdown. Vesia allowed seven hits and received three tickets in 3 2/3 innings this spring. … Evan Phillips ceded a two-out single and two runs to Luke Williams after another run scored by mistake. … Garrett Cleavinger gave a three-run homer to Giants receiver Joey Bart. … Phil Bickford pitched in his first game of the spring and struck out two of the three hitters he faced.
ACCESS REPORT: With most regulars back in Southern California, the Dodgers only managed two hits. … Andy Pages had both: a single driven in the second and a double in the fifth. … Gavin Lux led the Dodgers’ second run with a sacrifice fly.
DEFENSE REPORT: Eddy Alvarez made a savage throw to first base, trying to turn a double-entry game into second base in the sixth. A career marked in error.
THE NEXT: Dodgers (RHP Walker Buehler) vs. Angels (RHP Noah Syndergaard) at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Sunday 18:05, SportsNet LA, AM 570
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