Corey Seager added to his home run total but it was not enough for the Los Angeles Dodgers as they suffered a 10-4 loss to the San Francisco Giants in their second and final meeting of Spring Training and until late May.
Seager’s home run off Scott Kazmir in the bottom of the fist inning was his Cactus League-leading sixth and also came in the next game after an 0-for-3 showing Friday. Seager was removed after playing three innings in the field and his second at-bat of the day.
Evan Longoria’s solo home run off Tony Gonsolin tied the game in the top of the second, but Keibert Ruiz gave the Dodgers a lead in the bottom half of the inning with a two-out RBI single. Ruiz made his first start of the year and to that point in the spring was 3-for-3.
Ruiz extended that with a two-run single in the fourth inning that gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead. That also gave him one hit from each side of the batter’s box in the game.
Ruiz’s second hit additionally gave Tony Gonsolin an opportunity to exit with a lead, though it ultimately wound up be erased. He recorded the first out of the fifth inning before giving way to Garrett Cleavinger at 64 pitches. Gonsolin allowed a pair of home runs and three runs overall, while collecting five strikeouts.
Cleavinger failed to protect the lead as he immediately gave up back-to-back singles that led to San Francisco pulling ahead on Mike Yastrzemski’s two-run triple. Donovan Solano followed with an RBI single before Cleavinger could get out of the inning.
James Pazos labored in the seventh and was replaced by Jose Martinez with the bases loaded. He managed to strike out the first batter faced but then surrendered a grand slam to Chadwick Tromp.
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