Cody Bellinger homers in Dodgers’ loss to Indians

first_imgTHE GAME: A solo home run by Cody Bellinger was the Dodgers’ only run in a 4-1 Cactus League loss to the Cleveland Indians before an announced crowd of 8,002 on Thursday night at Goodyear Ballpark in Goodyear, Ariz.PITCHING REPORT: Alex Wood threw four scoreless innings in his third Cactus League start. The left-hander allowed two hits, didn’t walk a batter and struck out five. … Left-hander Edward Paredes retired both batters he faced in the fifth inning. … Pitching left-handed, Pat Venditte allowed a home run to Indians switch hitter Francisco Lindor (batting from the right side) in the sixth inning. … Pitching right-handed, Venditte allowed a single to the next batter, Rajai Davis. … Pitching left-handed, Venditte got switch hitter Jose Ramirez (batting righty) to fly out to end the inning. … Another non-roster invitee, right-hander C.C. Lee, allowed a two-run single to Nellie Rodriguez in the eighth inning. Both runs were charged to Yaisel Sierra (two-thirds of an inning, two runs).HITTING REPORT: Bellinger’s first Cactus League home run, against Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin, was a towering shot that cleared the seats in right field. … Chase Utley, who began the Cactus League season 1 for 17, went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles. … The Dodgers’ only other hit was a double to center field by Matt Kemp.DEFENSE REPORT: Kiké Hernandez got his first spring start at shortstop and kicked off the Dodgers’ only double play in the fourth inning. NEXT GAME: The Dodgers will send right-hander Kenta Maeda to the mound against the Kansas City Royals (RHP Scott Barlow) on Friday at noon PT at Camelback Ranch. (SportsNet LA; 570-AM) Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img

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