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Dodgers tie in a spilt-squad game against the Reds, face Puig for the first time

The Dodgers’ spring training record is now 9-8-2

MLB: Spring Training-Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu throws to Reds right fielder Yasiel Puig.
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The Dodgers tied their first game of the day against the Cincinnati Reds, with a score of 3-3. You can find the full box score here.

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu got off to a rocky start by giving up four hits and two runs in the first inning.

Ryu tightened up his game after giving up those runs. He pitched three more innings, allowing no runs and just one hit.

Despite his rough first inning, Ryu was pleased with his performance.

“The whole point of spring training is to build up pitch counts and innings, so I think I was able to do that,” Ryu said.

Ryu’s start against the Reds was his longest appearance in spring training this year. He threw four innings with three strikeouts. In his previous start against the Kansas City Royals, Ryu pitched three scoreless innings with three strikeouts.

Puig makes his debut against the Dodgers

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Yasiel Puig notched a base hit against Ryu in his first appearance against his former team.

Puig would go on to ground out in his next two at-bats against the Dodgers.

Other notable performances

  • Center fielder Ezequiel Carrera stole a base and scored a run
  • Catcher Will Smith hits a 2-out RBI single
  • Dylan Floro, Jaime Schultz, Pedro Báez and Karch Kowalczyk each pitched a scoreless inning

Up next

Kenta Maeda gets the start on the bump as the Dodgers head 12 miles north to face the San Diego Padres at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Here is the Dodgers’ lineup against the Padres:

And the Padres’ starting lineup:

The game begins at 6:40 pm PDT and can be heard on MLB.com.