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Spring training: Giants 8, Dodgers 4

Zack Greinke's latest spring training outing ends in frustration during an 8-4 loss to the Giants

ON THE MOUND: Zack Greinke was frustrated by his lack of command, as he was charged with four runs (two earned), five hits and two walks in 3 2/3 innings. "Everything was semi-sharp, but couldn't really throw for strikes," he said. Greinke threw a spring-high 76 pitches. Because Greinke received a lubricating injection in his right elbow early in camp, this start was only his fourth of the exhibition season. That's one fewer than Clayton Kershaw, who pitched the previous day. But whereas Kershaw will scale back his pitch count in his final start of the spring, Greinke is expected to increase his. Greinke said that should be enough to prepare him for the start of the regular season. "I've thrown enough that I should be ready," he said. "If I'm not, it's not because of lack of innings, it's just I'm not getting ready fast enough. It should be good by the time the season starts."

AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez doubled in the Dodgers' first two runs, in the first inning. Gonzalez later scored on a single by Carl Crawford. Gonzalez, who led the major leagues with 116 runs batted in last season, is batting .244 with two home runs and nine RBIs this spring.

EXTRA BASES: The Dodgers sold out a game for the fourth time this spring. . . . The Giants scored their first two runs in the second inning when Crawford dropped a routine fly ball by Ehire Adrianza in left field. . . . One day after experiencing numbness in his pitching hand, non-roster right-hander Chad Gaudin underwent an MRI examination.

UP NEXT: Angels on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Tempe Diablo Stadium. On the air: TV: SportsNetLA; Radio: 570.

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