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Dodgers spring training history: A history of Camelback Ranch openers

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The Dodgers get ready for the first game at Camelback Ranch, in 2009.
The Dodgers get ready for the first game at Camelback Ranch, in 2009.
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GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Dodgers open their seventh spring training at Camelback Ranch later on Wednesday against their co-tenants, the White Sox. Here is a look back at the club's first game in Glendale in past seasons.

March 1, 2009: White Sox 3, Dodgers 2

In the first-ever game at Camelback Ranch, the Dodgers got two scoreless innings out of Hiroki Kuroda, Eric Milton and Claudio Vargas, and held a 2-0 led entering the ninth inning, only to see Chicago rally for the win.

March 5, 2010: Dodgers 8, White Sox 3

Vicente Padilla pitched two perfect innings to button up Chicago, and Ramon Ortiz began his successful spring quest to make the team as a non-roster invitee with two scoreless frames of his own.

February 27, 2011: Dodgers 5, Angels 0

In a rare non-White Sox opener, the Dodgers opened 2011 with a pair of split squad road games before the home opener against the Angels. John Ely had one last crack at extending his mania with two scoreless frames, and Rod Barajas homered.

March 5, 2012: Dodgers 6, White Sox 4

In the sixth inning, the Dodgers got a cycle from four sons of major leaguers: a single by Tony Gwynn Jr., a double by Justin Sellers, a triple by Ivan De Jesus Jr. and a home run by Scott Van Slyke.

February 23, 2013: White Sox 9, Dodgers 0

The first game for Yasiel Puig at Camelback Ranch:

In the ninth inning Puig lined a double to left field, then put an an adventure show on the bases. He was nearly caught rounding second base too far and slipped, but was able to get back. Then he advanced to third base on a grounder to the right side, but rounded third base too aggressively as well and slipped again. Puig would have been thrown out for the last out of the game, but newly acquired White Sox third baseman Conor Gillaspie dropped the throw.

February 27, 2014: Dodgers 4, Diamondbacks 3

The two Australia combatants met for a second straight day, but this game was marred by pitcher Zack Greinke leaving with a right calf strain that would disrupt his spring.