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Royals rout Dodgers, 14-8

The Dodgers lost to the Kansas City Royals. 14-8, at Camelback Ranch. The Dodgers are 11-10-1 in Cactus League play.

AT THE PLATE: Yasmani Grandal hit his fourth home run this spring, tying Matt Kemp for the team lead. … Corey Seager hit his first home run. … Andrew Toles and Joc Pederson are the left-handed candidates for the left-field platoon. Toles had another hit; he’s batting .333. Pederson had another hitless afternoon; he’s batting .143.

ON THE MOUND: In the Dodgers’ 22nd spring game, and by design, closer Kenley Jansen made his Cactus League debut. He pitched a perfect inning and said he expected to pitch in three more Cactus League games, then on back-to-back days in the Freeway Series. Jansen pitched 6 1/3 innings last spring. … Reliever Josh Fields also made his Cactus League debut with a scoreless inning.

EXTRA BASES: See Clayton Kershaw for free? The Dodgers have not decided whether Kershaw will start a major league or minor league exhibition Sunday; the minor league games are free. … Seager is expected to play shortstop Friday, for the first time in a Cactus League game this year. The Dodgers have held him back as he rehabilitates a sore elbow. … Pitcher Walker Buehler, the Dodgers’ top prospect, is scheduled to return from minor league camp to start Friday’s game. He is expected to return to minor league camp thereafter.

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UP NEXT: Dodgers at Arizona Diamondbacks, on Friday at 1 p.m. at Salt River Fields. TV: None. Radio: None.

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