Highlights from the Dodgers' 5-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Thursday:
AT THE PLATE:
ON THE MOUND: In his first start after a bout of forearm soreness, Alex Wood turned in three efficient innings. He gave up a run and three hits and struck out four. "It's nice to go back out there and have a start and come out scot-free and feel good," Wood said. "It was definitely nice to get that out of the way." Ross Stripling pitched two scoreless innings and continued to impress Roberts. The Dodgers do not view Stripling as a candidate for the opening day rotation, but Stripling could contribute later in the season. "There's a lot to like," Roberts said. "We see him as a major league starter." J.P. Howell gave up a two-run homer to Kendrys Morales.
EXTRA BASES: Roberts expects
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