Reed Johnson gets Dodgers started in 8-3 exhibition win over White Sox

Dodgers 8, Chicago White Sox 3


AT THE PLATE: Off-season acquisition Reed Johnson drove in the Dodgers' first two runs of the spring, his ground-out in the second inning scoring Casey Blake and his up-the-middle single in the fourth bringing in Blake DeWitt. Manny Ramirez was two for three and DeWitt was one for two with a walk and a run.

ON THE MOUND: Vicente Padilla tossed two perfect innings before giving way to fifth-starter candidate Ramon Ortiz, who struck out three over two scoreless innings. Charlie Haeger, another fifth-starter candidate, gave up a run as a result of a passed ball.

EXTRA BASES: DeWitt, who is competing to be the starting second baseman, made some nice plays on defense. Doug Mientkiewicz doubled in his only at-bat.

UP NEXT: Left-hander Eric Stults will start Saturday's noon PST game against the Chicago White Sox in Phoenix.

ON THE AIR: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 930 (Spanish).

— Dylan Hernandez

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