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Dodgers Spring Training Notes: Lilly Solid, Carroll Returns, Kemp Homers Again

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Ted Lilly's next start will be at Dodger Stadium.
Ted Lilly's next start will be at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers beat the White Sox today, 6-2, at Camelback Ranch. Here is a brief recap of today's events, in note form:

  • Ted Lilly allowed two runs, including a home run, in his six innings, walking none and striking out five. It was Lilly's third and final spring start in Arizona.
  • Jamey Carroll played in his first Cactus League game since March 12, striking out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. Carroll, who has been battling a right finger injury after getting hit by a pitch earlier this spring, has played in several minor league games in the interim.
  • Matt Kemp hit his fifth home run of the spring, a three-run shot off John Danks in the fourth inning
  • Scott Elbert allowed a single to his first batter faced in the eighth inning, but struck out two of the next three hitters, completing a scoreless inning.
  • Ivan DeJesus, quietly making his push for an opening day roster spot, had two singles and a walk in four plate appearances today.
  • Danks, who played with Juan Uribe in Chicago in 2007 and 2008, said of the new Dodger, "He’s one of my favorite teammates of all-time." Uribe went 2-for-3 today off Danks.
  • Casey Blake took live batting practice today and threw across the diamond, per Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Blake could participate in on-field workouts with the team as soon as tomorrow, but isn't likely to appear in any spring games, which would affect the timing of Blake's expected disabled list stay.
  • The Dodgers host the Rockies tomorrow, in a game that will be televised by both Prime Ticket and MLB Network. Hiroki Kuroda will start for the Dodgers, and Jhoulys Chacin will start for the Rockies. Old friend Eric Stults is also scheduled to pitch for Colorado.
  • There are only four days (and five games) of Cactus League action remaining for the Dodgers, who host the Angels Monday night at Dodger Stadium.

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