Highlights from the Dodgers’ 6-4 victory over Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz.
AT THE PLATE: Outfielder Scott Van Slyke hit his third home run this spring, tied for the team lead. The home run came off Rockies right-hander Jordan Lyles. Van Slyke seldom plays against right-handers … Joc Pederson singled, drove in two runs and made two sparkling plays in center field. Pederson is batting .263 in 19 at-bats, with one extra-base hit and eight strikeouts. … Nonroster first baseman Cody Bellinger doubled twice, drove in two runs and lifted his spring average to .500 in 16 at-bats. Bellinger, 20, was the MVP of the California League championship series last season.
ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw worked the targeted four innings in so few pitches that he went ahead and worked the fifth inning as well. In 10 spring innings, Kershaw has given up one run and struck out 10. … The Rockies scored three of their runs in one inning off right-hander Jharel Cotton, one of the Dodgers’ top pitching prospects. Cotton is expected to start the season at triple-A Oklahoma City.
EXTRA BASES: Third baseman Justin Turner, coming off knee surgery, is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut Monday. … Scott Kazmir chose to start a B game Monday morning against the Chicago White Sox. Mike Bolsinger will start the varsity game against the Milwaukee Brewers. … Nonroster infielder Charlie Culberson continued to impress in the field. Culberson could break camp with the Dodgers as a defensive replacement if shortstop Corey Seager has not recovered from a sprained knee. … Third baseman Alex Guerrero, making his first appearance since injuring his knee March 4, had a pinch-hit single.
UP NEXT: Brewers on Monday, 1 p.m. at Camelback Ranch.