GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Dodgers outfield prospect Joc Pederson slugged a two-run, opposite-field home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday, as Los Angeles beat the White Sox, 5-0.
Pederson, with a shot of making the club because of Matt Kemp's injury, homered off White Sox reliever Jake Petricka after a single by Clint Robinson. Kemp is still waiting to be cleared to run on his surgically repaired ankle.
Left-handed pitchers Chris Sale of the White Sox and Hyun-Jin Ryu turned in solid initial spring starts. Sale went 2 2/3 innings with four strikeouts and allowed one hit. Ryu allowed two hits in two scoreless innings.
Robinson added a solo homer to cap a three-run L.A. eighth inning off Chicago reliever Omar Poveda.
Up next: Dan Haren is scheduled to start Saturday and make his Dodgers debut against the Brewers at 12:05 p.m. PT on MLB.TV. The Dodgers hope to have Carl Crawford (quad) and Yasiel Puig (shoulders) back in the lineup. Crawford has missed two games, while Puig was scheduled for a day off Friday, but also didn't take batting practice.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.