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Dodgers have to quit while they're ahead in split-squad games

Yasiel Puig drives in a run as Dodgers build a 4-0 lead against Giants, and Dee Gordon helps L.A. move ahead of Reds, 3-1, but both exhibitions are rained out.

March 08, 2013
  • Yasiel Puig drove in a run against San Francisco on Friday.
Yasiel Puig drove in a run against San Francisco on Friday. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles…)

Dodgers 4, Giants 0 (rained out in second inning); Dodgers 3, Reds 1 (rained out in fifth inning)

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers wanted to see Yasiel Puig face major league pitching and they got their chance in the first inning of a rain-shortened game against San Francisco in Scottsdale, with the Cuban rookie delivering a run-scoring single off former Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito. In the rain-shortened second game with the Reds, Dee Gordon had a double, stole a base and scored from third on an out even though the infield was playing in.

ON THE MOUND: Chris Capuano's best outing of the spring won't show up in the statistics but the left-hander held the Reds to two hits and one run in four innings. He struck out three.

EXTRA BASES: Alex Castellanos lost a run-scoring ground-rule double to the rain in Scottsdale. Juan Uribe had his first RBI of the spring erased.

UP NEXT: Dodgers vs. Seattle, noon PDT Sunday at Camelback Ranch. On the air: Radio: 570, 1020.

—Kevin Baxter

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