SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Los Angeles Dodgers broke the Cactus League spell that the San Francisco Giants held over them, ending a five-game exhibition losing streak against their arch-rivals dating back to last year with a 6-3 victory Friday.
With the score tied, 2-2, the Dodgers manufactured a two-out rally in the seventh inning against Ryan Vogelsong (2-2). Ivan DeJesus Jr. doubled and scored on Andre Ethier's double. Matt Kemp walked before James Loney singled home Ethier.
The Giants narrowed their deficit to a run in the seventh as Chris Stewart doubled and came home on Ryan Rohlinger's triple. But the Dodgers' Hector Gimenez and Xavier Paul homered off Guillermo Mota in the ninth to make it 6-3.
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Dodgers starter Rubby De La Rosa excelled in his second start of the spring, no-hitting San Francisco for four innings. De La Rosa walked three and struck out two.
Giants starter Jeff Suppan lasted four innings, allowing two runs and seven hits.
The Dodgers jumped ahead in the first inning, which began with singles from Rafael Furcal and DeJesus. Furcal reached third base on Ethier's fielder's-choice groundout and scored on Kemp's sacrifice fly.
Los Angeles widened the difference to 2-0 in the third as Kemp tripled with two outs and scored on Suppan's wild pitch.
The Giants pulled even in the fifth inning against Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth. Aaron Rowand and Travis Ishikawa singled to open the inning and scored with two outs
when Mike Fontenot lifted a fly ball to center field that Kemp lost in the sun for a double.
Up next for Dodgers:
Hiroki Kuroda, who is spearheading the Dodgers' efforts to raise money for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief, starts Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers and former Dodgers lefty Randy Wolf. Kuroda and other players and coaches will sign autographs after his outing in exchange for donations to the Red Cross. Pitching after Kuroda for the Dodgers will be Travis Schlichting, Scott Elbert and Lance Cormier trying to keep alive their outside shots at bullpen spots.
Up next for Giants: San Francisco faces Kansas City for the first time this spring on Saturday. Left-hander Barry Zito returns to Cactus League competition after keeping his arm limber by pitching five innings in a Minor League intrasquad game on Monday. Zito thrived in his first three exhibition starts, winning his lone decision and posting a 2.79 ERA. This will be the second of five consecutive days in which the Giants play a home game. Sunday they play a split-squad doubleheader, with one group traveling to Mesa to face the Cubs and another contingent remaining at home to confront Oakland.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.