Dodgers Spring Training Highlights: Shohei Ohtani Does Celebration, Freddie Freeman’s Grand Slam Against White Sox

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ defense didn’t do Yoshinobu Yamamoto many favors, but Shohei Ohtani and Freddie Freeman helped lead the offense in a 12-7 comeback win against the Chicago White Sox.

Freeman’s sacrifice fly gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead in the first inning but Yamamoto struggled to land his offspeed pitches and the White Sox responded with three runs in the bottom half.

Ohtani then played a big part in L.A. pulling even during the second inning as he hit an RBI single and stole second base, drawing a throwing error that allowed Andy Pages to jog home from third. Ohtani went 2-for-2 with one walk in his first time playing back-to-back days this spring.

The White Sox again answered the Dodgers’ scoring to take a 5-3 lead in the bottom of the third, but that was short lived as Freeman launched a grand slam in the fourth inning.

The see-saw affair continued into the bottom of the fourth inning, and the fifth as well, when Austin Barnes, Andy Pages and Andre Lipcius each drove in a run.

Jose Ramos provided some insurance with a two-run single in the eighth inning and it made matters a little easier for Dodgers pitching as the White Sox pushed a pair across in the bottom of the ninth.

Dodgers’ Cactus League record

With just seven Cactus League games remaining, the Dodgers enter play Thursday with the best record at 10-4. Although Yamamoto regressed from his Spring Training debut, Dodgers starting pitching has been a strong point and so too have their stars and organizational depth.

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