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Spring training: Dodgers 7, Royals 5
Spring training: Dodgers 7, Royals 5

Dodgers 7, Royals 5 AT THE PLATE: Scott Van Slyke hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning against Scott Alexander. The situation is the kind in which the Dodgers think Van Slyke will be able to help them this year: in the late innings, against a left-handed pitcher. "We feel like he's going to thump some lefties," Manager Don Mattingly said. Alex Guerrero tripled off the top of the center-field wall in the ninth inning. ON THE MOUND: Dan Haren gave up seven hits and a walk over four innings but held the Royals to one run. He started the fourth inning by loading the bases without recording an out and limited the damage to one run. Haren isn't scheduled to pitch...

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