MLB | Spring Train­ing re­sults | Satur­day

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Dodgers 7, White Sox (SS) 6

Russell Martin marked his re­turn to the Dodgers with an RBI dou­ble. He caught five seasons for LA and re­turned in a trade with Toronto. Joc Ped­er­son home­red for the Dodgers and Rich Hill pitched a fast in­ning.

D.J. Peter­son home­red for Chicago.

GLEN­DALE, Ariz. — The Dodgers say ace left-han­der Clayton Ker­shaw is ex­pected to re­sume his reg­u­lar throw­ing pro­gram next week.

Man­ager Dave Roberts said Satur­day that Ker­shaw was feel­ing bet­ter.

Roberts gave Ker­shaw a chance to “re­set” after two spring out­ings on the mound. The three-time Cy Young Award win­ner said he “just didn’t feel right” after a live bat­ting prac­tice ses­sion on Mon­day and a bullpen on Wed­nes­day.

“Right now, we’re go­ing to stick with the same pro­gram and see how he feels,” Roberts said. “I know talk­ing to him, he feels bet­ter phys­i­cally. When the train­ing staff de­cides that we can ramp things back up, we will do so.”

Ker­shaw has dealt with back in­juries the past three seasons and a shoul­der injury last year. This week, Roberts an­nounced Ker­shaw his open­ing day starter to face Ari­zona on March 28 at Dodger Sta­dium.

“Just in talk­ing to him and see­ing his dis­po­si­tion, he’s en­cour­aged by how his body is re­spond­ing,” Roberts said.

The 30-year-old Ker­shaw signed a three-year, $93 mil­lion contract in Novem­ber after go­ing 9-5 with a 2.73 ERA in 26 starts last sea­son.

Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, who’s been re­hab­bing from back surgery, he could only watch video of Ker­shaw’s live bat­ting prac­tice ses­sion and could tell some­thing wasn’t right.

“I ac­tu­ally had a pre­mo­ni­tion after his throw­ing live,” Honeycutt said Satur­day, his first day in Dodgers camp. “He didn’t sound great that day. I know it’s a very frus­trat­ing time for him right now.”

Honeycutt was glad to be back at work for the first time since un­der­go­ing back surgery on Feb. 12. Bullpen coach Mark Prior has been over­see­ing the pitch­ers while Honeycutt was side­lined and pro­vided up­dates.

“Kersh is go­ing to power through what­ever,” Honeycutt said. “It wasn’t like you saw any­thing that jumped out of the video that would say, ‘Whoa, some­thing’s not right.’ What he’s go­ing through I think is a feel, it’s a feel­ing of the throws be­ing proper and it’s not that you see some­thing me­chan­i­cal that’s the is­sue. It’s more just what’s go­ing on in­side the joint right now.”

Angels 10, Gi­ants 3

Tay­lor Ward hit a grand slam for the Angels and Peter Bour­jos had a two-run sin­gle.

Red Sox 8, Yan­kees 5

Gley­ber Tor­res hit a solo home run for the Yan­kees. Rafael Dev­ers had two hits for Bos­ton and top prospect Michael Chavis hit a three­run homer.

Ori­oles 7, Twins (SS) 2

Chance Sisco hit a three-run homer for Baltimore and rotation hope­ful Ye­fry Ramirez al­lowed a run on two hits and two walks in two in­nings. Jake Cave had two hits for Min­nesota’s split squad.

Pi­rates 3, Phillies 2

Jean Se­gura went 1 for 3 in his first game with Philadel­phia while fel­low new­com­ers An­drew McCutchen and J.T. Real­muto were both hit­less in two trips.

Car­di­nals 11, Marlins 1

St. Louis ace Miles Miko­las pitched two per­fect in­nings. Sandy Al­can­tara threw two score­less in­nings for Mi­ami.

Tigers 4, Blue Jays 0

Detroit starter Matt Moore pitched two score­less in­nings and Niko Goodrum had a two-run homer. Teoscar Hernandez had two of Toronto’s four hits.

Mets 4, Braves 3

Robin­son Cano hit a go-ahead sin­gle for the Mets and highly touted Pete Alonso home­red on the first pitch he saw this spring. Touki Tous­saint started for At­lanta, al­low­ing two runs on two hits.

In­di­ans 3, Reds 3, 9 in­nings

Matt Kemp hit a two-run homer in his Cincin­nati de­but. Tyler Naquin home­red for Cleve­land.

Roy­als 9, Rangers 1

Alex Gor­don dou­bled and sin­gled for Kansas City and Jorge Soler added an RBI sin­gle.

Matt David­son, signed to a mi­nor league contract by Texas, started at third base and had a hit. He is slot­ted to work as both an in­fielder and a pitcher this spring.

Cubs 8, Brewers 4

Kris Bryant hit a home run in his first spring at-bat and also sin­gled for Chicago. The former NL MVP worked over the win­ter to strengthen the left shoul­der that robbed him of his typ­i­cal power last sea­son.

Ath­let­ics 6, White Sox (SS) 5

Stephen Pis­cotty home­red for Oak­land. Yoan Mon­cada had two hits for Chicago, driv­ing in a run and scor­ing once.

Rockies 7, Di­a­mond­backs 3

David Dahl dou­bled twice for Colorado. Colton Welker, drafted by the Rockies in 2016 out of Mar­jory Stone­man Douglas High School in Park­land, Florida, hit a home run.

Padres 6, Mariners 4

Felix Hernandez says he’s all set for a bounce-back sea­son.

Now pitching en­tirely from the stretch, King Felix made his spring train­ing de­but Satur­day, giv­ing up four runs in 1 1/3 in­nings as the Seat­tle Mariners lost to the San Diego Padres 6-4.

The six-time All-Star al­lowed four hits, only one of them solid. He didn’t walk any­one, but hit a bat­ter and threw just 23 strikes in 42 pitches.

“The most im­por­tant thing is that my arm and my body feel good,” Hernandez said. “The pitches were mov­ing, the curve­ball was re­ally good.”

Hernandez turns 33 in April and is en­ter­ing his 15th sea­son in Seat­tle — and the fi­nal year of his seven-year, $175 mil­lion contract. The Mariners hold a team op­tion for 2020.

Long the ace of the Seat­tle staff, he is com­ing off the worst year of his ca­reer, post­ing a 5.55 ERA in 155 2/3 in­nings and be­ing re­moved from the rotation for the first time in his ca­reer.

Twins (SS) 10, Rays 5

By­ron Bux­ton hit a three-run homer and a two-run sin­gle for Min­nesota. Nel­son Cruz scored twice in his Twins de­but.

Na­tion­als 7, Astros 6

An­thony Ren­don home­red and Spencer Kieboom added a three-run shot for Wash­ing­ton. Jake Maris­nick led off with a home run against Na­tion­als ace Max Scherzer, who threw 44 pitches in two in­nings.

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