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Oakland at Los Angeles

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    Oakland0001010002--
    L.A. Dodgers «1000004207--

    Dodgers 7, Athletics 2

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    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chris Capuano was pleased with his first spring outing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

    Capuano threw two scoreless innings as the Dodgers breezed to a 7-2 win over the visiting Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

    "I felt pretty good throwing the ball," Capuano said. "I thought I had pretty decent stuff. I thought it was a good first outing."

    "The first inning I had some jitters," he said. "I think I crossed my poor catcher Tim (Federowicz) a couple times.

    "He came out and apologized to me, but I told him I was actually messing up the signs and not to worry about it.

    "The second inning, I felt much more relaxed and under control throwing the ball."

    Also for the Dodgers, Alex Castellanos hit a solo homer.

    For the A's, top prospect Jarrod Parker, acquired in an offseason trade with Arizona for Trevor Cahill, gave up two runs in two innings.

    "It was rough," Parker said.

    Also for the Dodgers, Adam Kennedy went 2 for 2, while Mark Ellis and Andre Ethier both drove in a pair of runs.

    Parker missed the 2010 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He made his big-league debut Sept. 27 and pitched five shutout innings for the Diamondback against the Dodgers.

    He is battling for a rotation spot for the A's.

    Pitching to the Dodgers' first four hitters, Parker allowed two walks and run-scoring hits by Ellis and Matt Kemp before retiring the side.

    "It's a good way to simulate a jam," he said.

    "But I put myself in it. I don't want to walk guys like that. But it's a good to battle through it and take some positives out of it."

    In the second inning, he hit the leadoff batter and allowed a hit to Kennedy before getting the next three batters.

    "I didn't have as good a command as I'd wished. I kind of rushed through and battled with my delivery. But I'm healthy. That's what's important right now."

    "Obviously, not his best outing," manager Bob Melvin said. "But I like the way he came back in both innings and was able to finish."

    NOTES: For the A's, the debut of Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes could take place as soon as Saturday, against Cincinnati. Cespedes, who signed a four-year, $36 million contract, has seven hits in two simulated games at the A's minor league fields, including a line-drive homer on Thursday. "I don't want to lock myself into it," Melvin said. "We want to make sure we make progress and he feels comfortable in the outfield, feels comfortable running the bases. But I think there's a good chance this weekend he's in there." ... Ethier, who played at Arizona State, and the Dodgers hosted Cory Hahn, a top prep baseball player in California who was paralyzed from the chest down playing in one of his first games at ASU last year. ... The Dodgers added two players to their roster: pitcher Brent Leach, who made his big league debut for the Dodgers in 2009 and played in Japan last year; and pitcher Javier Solano. ... Josh Fields, the former Chicago White Sox third baseman, is off to a 4-for-5 start for the Dodgers. "I'm going to throw him over at third base a little more," manager Don Mattingly said. "His swing really looks good."

     
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    Oakland Athletics
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jemile Weeks, 2B3000011 .333
        Wes Timmons, SS1110000 .389
    Cliff Pennington, SS3010011 .333
        Adam Rosales, 2B10100001.000
    Seth Smith, LF3000002 .385
        Michael Taylor, LF0001000 .214
    Chris Carter, 1B4000022 .278
    Jonny Gomes, DH3110120 .200
    Josh Donaldson, 3B3000101 .111
    Collin Cowgill, RF2010000 .167
       a- Kila Ka'aihue, PH1000000 .167
        Jeff Fiorentino, RF0000000 .500
       b- Ryan Ortiz, PH0000100 .000
    Michael Choice, CF2000023 .333
        Grant Green, CF1001000 .000
    Anthony Recker, C1000110 .143
        Max Stassi, C2000011 .000
    Totals30252410  
    a-flied out for Cowgill in the 7th
    b-walked for Fiorentino in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Adam Rosales (1, Fife), Jonny Gomes (1, Ledezma)
    SF - Michael Taylor (1), Grant Green (1)
    RBI - Michael Taylor (1), Grant Green (2)
    SB - Jonny Gomes (1, 2nd base off MacDougal/Federowicz)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Pennington-Carter
    E - Wes Timmons (1, Throwing)
    Oakland Athletics
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jarrod Parker (L,1-1) 2322310 4.50
    Jordan Norberto 1000030 6.00
    Joey Devine 0.2144310 13.50
    Sean Doolittle 0.1100010 0.00
    Travis Schlichting 2111031 4.50
    Pedro Figueroa 1100120 0.00
    Erick Threets 1100010 0.00
    HBP - Federowicz (by Jarrod Parker)
    WP - Joey Devine (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Jarrod Parker 24-10, Jordan Norberto 9-9, Joey Devine 18-5, Sean Doolittle 4-4, Travis Schlichting 16-14, Pedro Figueroa 13-9, Erick Threets 6-6
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jarrod Parker 2-2, Joey Devine 1-0, Travis Schlichting 2-1, Pedro Figueroa 2-0, Erick Threets 2-0
    Batters Faced - Jarrod Parker 12, Jordan Norberto 3, Joey Devine 6, Sean Doolittle 2, Travis Schlichting 7, Pedro Figueroa 6, Erick Threets 4
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Dee Gordon, SS1100202 .167
        Justin Sellers, SS2010000 .429
    Mark Ellis, 2B3112001 .286
        Alex Castellanos, PR-2B2211001 .400
    Matt Kemp, CF3011024 .143
        Trent Oeltjen, CF2000021 .167
    Andre Ethier, RF2012110 .500
        Tony Gwynn Jr., PR-LF2000011 .200
    Juan Rivera, LF3000022 .000
        Scott Van Slyke, RF0000100 .200
    James Loney, 1B2000110 .200
        Josh Fields, 1B1010000 .800
    Juan Uribe, 3B1100101 .500
        Ivan De Jesus Jr., 3B2000010 .286
    Tim Federowicz, C0100100 .000
        Josh Bard, C2000023 .000
    Adam Kennedy, DH2121000 .286
       a- Lance Zawadzki, PH-DH2000003 .250
    Totals32787712  
    a-grounded out for Kennedy in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Mark Ellis (2, Parker), Andre Ethier (2, Doolittle)
    HR - Alex Castellanos (1, Schlichting)
    RBI - Mark Ellis 2 (2), Alex Castellanos (1), Matt Kemp (1), Andre Ethier 2 (3), Adam Kennedy (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Alex Castellanos (1), Andre Ethier 2 (2)
    SB - Dee Gordon (1, 2nd base off Parker/Recker)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    PB - Tim Federowicz (1)
    Los Angeles Dodgers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Chris Capuano (W,1-0) 2200030 0.00
    Matt Guerrier (H,1) 1000110 0.00
    Mike MacDougal (H,1) 1000210 0.00
    Todd Coffey (H,1) 1000020 0.00
    John Grabow (H,1) 1000010 0.00
    Stephen Fife (H,1) 2211020 4.50
    Wil Ledezma 1111100 4.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 15-14, Matt Guerrier 9-5, Mike MacDougal 13-5, Todd Coffey 7-7, John Grabow 5-5, Stephen Fife 12-12, Wil Ledezma 9-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 1-2, Matt Guerrier 1-1, Mike MacDougal 2-0, Todd Coffey 1-0, John Grabow 1-1, Wil Ledezma 1-2
    Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 8, Matt Guerrier 4, Mike MacDougal 5, Todd Coffey 3, John Grabow 3, Stephen Fife 8, Wil Ledezma 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5721
    Game Time - 3:05
    Temperature - 65
    Umpires - Home - Mike Winters, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Doug Eddings, Third Base - Mike DiMuro