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Dodgers fall to Athletics, 7-3, in spring game

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Oakland Athletics 7, Dodgers 3

AT THE PLATE: Andre Ethier is quietly having a solid spring. He collected two more hits and drove in a run, raising his exhibition average to .455. Dee Gordon tripled in a run for the second consecutive game. Adrian Gonzalez was one for three to maintain his .333 average.

ON THE MOUND: Brandon League pitched his first game and looked as he did last year in the first season of his three-year, $22.5-million contract. Entering as a third-inning replacement for Clayton Kershaw, League allowed two inherited runners to score. He was also charged with two runs of his own. "It's the first game of the spring," said Manager Don Mattingly. "It's the first time out. We have to start over and go to work and that's what we're doing." Rule 5 draft pick Seth Rosin continued to impress, striking out three over three scoreless innings.

EXTRA BASES: The Dodgers made four errors and that didn't count a ball lost in the sun by Scott Van Slyke that went in the books as a two-run, ground-rule double. Gonzalez and reliever Pedro Baez threw balls away, and Miguel Rojas made two errors. "It tells you we're not ready," Mattingly said.

UP NEXT: Seattle Mariners at noon PST Tuesday at Camelback Ranch. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA. Radio: None.

dylan.hernandez@latimes.com

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