Spring Training Recap: Yasiel Puig Hits First Home Run As Dodgers Beat Rockies
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Zach Lee made his third start of the spring on Wednesday afternoon as the Los Angeles Dodgers hosted the division rival Colorado Rockies at Camelback Ranch. Colorado sent right-hander Chad Bettis to the mound to oppose Lee.

The right-hander got off to a quick start, as he retired the Rockies in order in the top half of the first on two ground outs and a fly out.

Bettis issued a leadoff walk to Andre Ethier to begin his first inning of work. Ethier was in the leadoff spot for the first time in his big league career. After Justin Turner doubled, Chase Utley grounded out, scoring Ethier and giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead through one.

After neither team was able to muster any offense in the second, Lee surrendered his first hit of the game on a two-out single to Noel Cuevas in the third. Cuevas also represented the Rockies’ first baserunner of the game as Lee hadn’t so much as walked a batter.

Lee ended that streak as he walked Charlie Blackmon to put two on with no outs. Nothing came of it for Colorado, however, as Yasiel Puig tracked down a slicing Cristhian Adames fly ball to end the inning.

The Rockies were finally able to get to Lee in the fourth, as Gerardo Parra led the inning off with a double. That was followed by a Nolan Arenado RBI single, tying the game at 1-1.

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