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Spring training: Dodgers beat the Cubs, 11-7

Alfredo Amezaga goes three for three for Dodgers and Yasiel Puig scores three times.

February 27, 2013|By Kevin Baxter
  • Dodgers second baseman Alfredo Amezaga throws to first base after forcing out the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo in the first inning Wednesday.
Dodgers second baseman Alfredo Amezaga throws to first base after forcing… (Matt York / Associated Press )

Dodgers 11, Chicago Cubs 7

AT THE PLATE: Alfredo Amezaga started at second base — his fifth position of the spring — and was three for three, scored a run and drove in two. Cuban defector Yasiel Puig had two hits and could have been credited with a third when the Cubs' Scott Hairston, after a long run, failed to catch Puig's 410-foot shot to the wall in center field, drawing an error. Puig scored three times.

ON THE MOUND: Aaron Harang gave up four runs and five hits in a 37-pitch first inning, but the six pitchers who followed him combined to allow five hits over seven innings without an earned run.

EXTRA BASES: Alex Castellanos' seventh-inning home run gave him two homers this spring. The team has three. He also made two splendid ninth-inning catches in center field. Infielders Dee Gordon (shortstop), Omar Luna (third base) and Rusty Ryal (second base) made errors.

UP NEXT: vs. Angels, Thursday, noon PST at Camelback Ranch. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 570.

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