It took 20 at-bats for Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw to give up his first hit of the spring, a home run by Kansas City third baseman Mike Moustakas on an inside fastball Sunday afternoon.
It took Kershaw only one at-bat of his own to produce his first hit of the spring, thudding a grounder off the legs of pitcher Nate Karns and beating out an infield single.
“I’m probably the slowest, biggest slap hitter in the game,” Kershaw said midway through a 5-4 victory over the Royals. “So it was fortunate that he couldn’t find the ball.”
In his fourth Cactus League outing, Kershaw logged four innings, gave up two hits, walked...