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Dodgers score a dozen while Maeda and May are lights out

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The Dodgers defeated the Padres in their second game of the day

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The Dodgers bats came alive in the split-squad game against the San Diego Padres. With three home runs and 15 hits total, the Dodgers defeated the Friars, 12-0. You can find the full box score here.

Dodgers offense takes off

Austin Barnes, Brad Miller and Cody Bellinger each contributed a home run to the Dodgers scoring on Thursday night. Miller and Bellinger notched two-run shots and Barnes hit a solo homer.

The top of the third inning was when the Dodgers’ magic happened.

Kenta Maeda led off with a ground-rule double and celebrated (what he thought was a home run) with a bat flip. Unfortunately, this bat flip was not captured on tape because the game was not televised, but this tweet may help with the visual:

To come back from what may be described as a non-eventful spring training, Joc Pederson hit a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs, leading the team in the stat.

Barnes also contributed to this six-run third inning with his double that would drove in Pederson to score.

Dodgers pitching

Maeda came in as the starter against San Diego and came out with the victory, improving to 2-0 in Cactus League play.

The right-handed pitcher faced 13 batters and struck out six. He only allowed two hits in his four-inning outing.

Dodgers top pitching prospect Dustin May came in to relieve Maeda on the mound and did not disappoint.

May threw a solid three innings, fanning three and only giving up an infield hit.

Other notable performances

  • Chris Taylor and Josh Thole each picked up an RBI single
  • JT Chargois and Stetson Allie pitched a scoreless inning a piece

Look ahead

The Dodgers send a full squad to face the Cincinnati Reds at Goodyear Ballpark. The game will be broadcast on SportsNet LA and on MLB Network at 6:05 pm PDT.