AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers walloped Giants starter Clayton Blackburn, chasing him from the game after scoring three runs in the first inning. An inning later, shortly after Yasiel Puig and Chase Utley delivered doubles, Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer off reliever Tyler Mizenko. Carlos Frias, the team's starting pitcher, provided an RBI single in the third — although he was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double. "I've never had a double," he said. The game became a farce as the Giants ran out of big league pitchers. At one point, Dodgers reliever Louis Coleman walked and scored a run.
ON THE MOUND: Auditioning for the fifth starter role, Frias scattered six hits in four scoreless innings. He relied on his defense to turn double plays behind him. "Everything was good," Frias said. "I was able to attack the strike zone and stay ahead in the count." He lowered his Cactus League earned-run average to 2.45.
EXTRA BASES: Calling his lone Cactus League game, Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully received a special treat on Friday, as the Giants used longtime executive and former Dodgers coach Joe Amalfitano as their third-base coach. He is 82. The prospect delighted Scully. "Tonight is going to be fun," he said. "But I'll be praying that Joey is not involved with a line drive."
UP NEXT: Seattle on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Peoria Sports Complex. White Sox on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Camelback Ranch. On the air: SportsNet LA. Radio: 570.