Dodgers play Athletics to an 8-8 tie in spring training

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier, left, is congratulated by teammate Carl Crawford after hitting a three-run home run in the first inning of the Dodgers' 8-8 exhibition tie against the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
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Dodgers 8, Oakland 8

AT THE PLATE: Hanley Ramirez, Andre Ethier and Juan Uribe had two hits apiece and Miguel Olivo drove in three runs with a pinch-hit double, helping the Dodgers score more than five runs in a game for the second time this spring. One of Ethier’s hits was a three-run homer, his first. Uribe homered for the second time in Cactus League play.

ON THE MOUND: Hyun-Jin Ryu went five innings, allowing three hits and a run while striking out four. But the bullpen was pounded. Brandon League gave up a two-run homer and Brian Wilson gave up two runs and two hits in the span of three batters.


EXTRA BASES: With four ties in 14 Cactus League games, the Dodgers have played to more draws than three teams in the English Premier League. In all four of their ties the Dodgers gave up big leads in the eighth or ninth innings.

UP NEXT: Royals at 1 p.m. at Surprise. On the air: TV: SportsNet LA.