Giants blanked by Kershaw, Dodgers

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FINAL Winning pitcher: Clayton Kershaw (1-0)

Losing pitcher: Johnny Cueto (0-1)

It appeared Johnny Cueto was back on track in his first Spring Training matchup but tonight was a different story. Cueto threw 2.2 innings and allowed 4 runs off 3 hits with a walk and strikeout apiece. The club was just 0-1 with 7 runners left in scoring position and newly signed infielder Yolmer Sanchez broke an 0-16 rut with a single at the top of the 7th. Mike Yastrzemski had 2 of the teams 7 hits on the night. The Giants bullpen allowed just 3 hits and struck out 5 batters after Cueto departed.

The Los Angeles Dodgers backed Clayton Kershaw to improve to 7-4-1 in the Spring. Kershaw tossed 3 shutout innings and allowed just 2 hits with 4 strikeouts on the evening. After Max Muncy doubled with 1 out, Justin Turner was hit by a pitch and Corey Seager grounded out but advanced both runners. AJ Pollock doubled in both runners to give the Dodgers a quick 2-0 lead. Muncy walked in the bottom of the 3rd and then Justin Turner took the first pitch he saw from Johnny Cueto deep for his 1st home run of the Spring. The Dodgers jumped out to a 4-0 lead but the team was 1-3 with 3 runners left in scoring position. Their bullpen was lights out as they struck out 9 batters and allowed 5 hits in the remaining 6 innings.

Drew Smyly will make his 3rd start of the Spring tomorrow against Zach Plesac and the Cleveland Indians.

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