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DeWitt, Ethier knock in runs for LA

DeWitt, Ethier knock in runs for LA

at Goodyear, Ariz.
Sunday, March 28

Reds at the plate: Brandon Phillips doubled leading off the fourth inning and was singled home by Wladimir Balentien, who also doubled. Juan Francisco struck out three times.

Dodgers at the plate: Casey Blake doubled with two outs in the second inning and was singled home by Blake DeWitt. Clayton Kershaw, Rafael Furcal and Andre Ethier strung singles for a sixth-inning run.

Reds on the mound: Bronson Arroyo was charged with two runs on five hits in six innings with two strikeouts and no walks. Francisco Cordero pitched one scoreless inning with a hit and a strikeout.

Dodgers on the mound: Clayton Kershaw allowed one run on six hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and one walk. Ramon Ortiz passed the test for pitching on consecutive days with a scoreless inning and two strikeouts.

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Worth noting: The Reds' Aroldis Chapman threw 19 pitches with two strikeouts in one scoreless inning of a Triple-A game against Milwaukee, his first appearance since leaving Monday's game with muscle spasms.

Cactus League records: Reds 9-13-2; Dodgers 10-11-2.

Up next: The Dodgers play a night game at Goodyear against Cleveland, with Chad Billingsley getting the start. Jonathan Broxton and Jeff Weaver also are scheduled to pitch, but George Sherrill has been scratched to continue working on his mechanics in bullpen sessions. Position players that start this game will not make the final trip to Tucson, Ariz., on Tuesday and a game with Colorado. Hiroki Kuroda will pitch in a Minor League game at Camelback Ranch-Glendale on Monday, with Russell Martin catching.

The Reds play the Cubs in Mesa, Ariz., on Monday, with right-hander Carlos Fisher starting. He will be followed by Justin Lehr, Jared Burton, Kip Wells, Matt Maloney and Arthur Rhodes. Homer Bailey is scheduled to start a Minor League game.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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