04/01/09 7:05 PM ET
Kuroda solid in final spring tuneup
Repko nails two-run single for Dodgers; Castro homers
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
at Scottsdale, Ariz.
Wednesday, April 1
Dodgers at the plate: Replacing Manny Ramirez, Jason Repko produced in Manny-like fashion by lining a go-ahead, two-out, two-run single in a three-run seventh. Juan Castro added a two-run homer in a three-run eighth. Not known for his power, Doug Mientkiewicz belted his third spring home run, a two-run drive with one out in the fourth inning.
Giants at the plate: Back-to-back doubles by Adam Witter and Steve Holm in the eighth broke an 8-8 tie. Andres Torres' homer and Matt Downs' bases-loaded double fueled a four-run seventh. Fred Lewis extended his hitting streak to eight games with a pair of hits. Tied for the Cactus League lead in homers entering the game, Travis Ishikawa added his seventh of the spring in the sixth inning. Emmanuel Burriss drilled a fifth-inning triple before Rich Aurilia, employed in a role he might occupy often, lined a pinch-hit RBI single.Dodgers on the mound: Hiroki Kuroda continued his solid spring by allowing one run and four hits (two of them tainted) in three innings. Kuroda recorded six outs on three ground balls and the others on strikeouts. Eric Milton, known for giving up the long ball, yielded two home runs in two innings. Giants on the mound: Madison Bumgarner, the organization's top pitching prospect, was nearly perfect in three innings, allowing only Juan Castro's third-inning double while striking out four. In his worst spring outing, Rule 5 Draft pick Luis Perdomo allowed three runs and four hits in one-third of an inning. Cactus League records: Dodgers 14-18; Giants 18-17 Up next: The Dodgers will play a one-game Freeway Series as they face the Angels on Thursday at Dodger Stadium. Left-hander Randy Wolf, who will start the regular season's second game, will make his final exhibition tuneup and oppose Angels right-hander Dustin Moseley. The Dodgers are expected to play their regular lineup, including catcher Russell Martin, who has been sidelined for four days with the flu. The Giants will return to AT&T Park to play their first of three consecutive exhibitions against the cross-bay rival Oakland A's on Thursday night. Opening Day starter Tim Lincecum will pitch his final exhibition game for the Giants, while Trevor Cahill will start for the A's. Lincecum hasn't pitched more than six innings in any exhibition outing.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.