Spring training: Dodgers 3, Reds 3

Dodgers tie with the Reds in spring training game, 3-3

AT THE PLATE: Joc Pederson had two hits, stole a base and scored his team-high sixth run of the spring, lifting his Cactus League average to .421. Pederson, who homered to account for the Dodgers' only run Thursday, has had multiple hits in three games this spring. Adrian Gonzalez drove in the Dodgers' first run with a fourth-inning double that scored Justin Turner from second. Enrique Hernandez and Corey Seager knocked in the other two runs with outs — Hernandez with a sixth-inning groundout and Seager with a tying sacrifice fly in the ninth. Nonroster infielder Darnell Sweeney's ninth-inning double lifted his average to .417 in 12 at-bats. He has also scored five runs.

ON THE MOUND: The Dodgers were somewhat less than crisp on defense and as a result starter Brandon McCarthy had to throw 49 pitches to get through three innings. But he was sharp, scattering three hits and giving up only one run. Of the six relievers who followed, only Daniel Coulombe was perfect, turning in his third consecutive scoreless outing. The left-hander has given up only one hit this spring. Yimi Garcia gave up his first hit of the year in the ninth but stranded the runner, giving him 31/3 scoreless innings.

EXTRA BASES: Left-hander J.P. Howell, who hasn't appeared in a Cactus League game in eight days because of a groin injury, is expected to pitch Saturday against Cleveland. With pitchers and position players beginning to go deeper into spring training games, Manager Don Mattingly said the Dodgers will begin trimming their roster, with some moves possible this weekend to coincide with the opening of minor league camp. Friday's tie was the fourth in 11 Cactus League games for the Dodgers.

UP NEXT: Cleveland Indians on Saturday 1:05 p.m. at Camelback Ranch. On the air: TV: SportsNetLA. Radio: 570, 1020.

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