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Los Angeles at Chicago

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L.A. Dodgers (0-1)001001000280
Chi. White Sox (1-0) «000200000271

Dodgers 2, White Sox 2

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Zack Greinke felt right at home in his new uniform.

The right-hander pitched two clean innings in his Dodgers debut and Los Angeles tied the Chicago White Sox 2-2 on Sunday in a Cactus League game that was called after nine innings.

Pitching for the first time since he signed a $147 million, six-year contract to join the free-spending Dodgers in the offseason, Greinke retired six of his seven batters. He struck out leadoff man Dewayne Wise and third-place hitter Alex Rios in the first inning.

Greinke gave up one hit, a single up the middle by Jeff Keppinger.

"He knows exactly what he wants to do," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "Knowing it's his first time on the mound with the umpire and everything, obviously there were no issues."

Nothing about pitching in a game in late February made Greinke feel nervous, even if it was his first with his new team. Expectations will be high with that huge contract.

"That will mostly be when the season starts," Greinke said. "Spring training is just getting ready. I kind of feel like we just got to spring training, so I didn't expect much out of it today."

Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single and Luis Cruz homered for the Dodgers.

White Sox slugger Adam Dunn hit an opposite-field, two-run homer to left against Peter Moylan. Chicago manager Robin Ventura was happy to see Dunn get his first long ball out of the way after he hit 41 last season.

"If it lingers on too much, not having good at-bats, you are starting off battling from the negative," Ventura said. "It's nice for everybody to kind of get on the board and have a good at-bat."

For his first time out, Greinke was fairly pleased to get on board with two scoreless innings.

"Maybe 50 percent of the pitches were good. That's probably more than I expected," Greinke said. "I threw one slider (to Rios) that was good. I guess that was the best pitch. Some fastballs were good, some didn't come out right. The changeups, some were lower than I wanted. The curveball was all right. It was the first start."

Greinke has been getting a franchise history lesson while hanging around Dodgers great Sandy Koufax, who attended the game.

"I just talked to him a little about baseball," Greinke said. "He's a pretty happy guy, it seems like.

"A lot of (the conversation) was just learning about how stuff was when he played, talking about stadiums and his approach to stuff."

Told that Koufax pitched 27 complete games in each of his last two seasons, 1965 and `66, Greinke was somewhat in awe.

"I don't think you could get all those guys out nowadays," he said. "You'd get tired and guys would start crushing you. I don't know if anyone is good enough to do that."

With left-hander Clayton Kershaw and Greinke on their staff, the Dodgers have the first righty-lefty combination of Cy Young Award winners on the same team since Koufax and Don Drysdale.

"I guess that's kind of neat," said Greinke, who won the award with Kansas City in 2009. "Hopefully we do that together. Those two did it with the same team so I guess that's a little more special."

NOTES: Hyun-Jin Ryu also made his debut for the Dodgers, pitching a scoreless inning before going to the bullpen for more work. Ryu was signed to a $36 million, six-year deal after the Dodgers paid Ryu's Korean league team $25.7 million for his negotiating rights. "Ryu threw a couple really good changeups and his fastball got on some guys," Mattingly said. "He looked pretty good." ... RHP Erik Johnson, rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 prospect in the White Sox system, started and allowed one run over three innings. Unlike the Dodgers, the White Sox aren't using their projected starting pitchers in games until March 1.

 
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Chicago

A. Dunn
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
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H. Ramirez
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H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Mark Ellis, 2B2010002 .250
    Nick Punto, 2B-SS1000102 .000
    Dallas McPherson, 1B1000001 .000
Hanley Ramirez, SS2011111 .200
    Omar Luna, PR-2B10100001.000
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B2000103 .000
    Nick Evans, 1B-LF1000001 .000
Andre Ethier, RF2010011 .500
    Tony Gwynn Jr., RF-CF1000100 .000
Luis Cruz, 3B3111001 .167
    Ozzie Martinez, 3B1000001 .000
Alex Castellanos, CF2000002 .000
    Alfredo Amezaga, LF-RF2000000 .000
Tim Federowicz, C2110002 .500
    Wilkin Castillo, C2000000 .000
Jeremy Moore, LF1000100 .000
    Elian Herrera, CF0000000 .000
    Justin Sellers, SS1000000 .000
Yasiel Puig, DH2000022 .250
   a- Brian Barden, PH-DH20200001.000
    Dee Gordon, PR-DH0000000 .000
Totals3128254  
a-singled for Puig in the 7th
Batting
2B - Tim Federowicz (1, Johnson)
HR - Luis Cruz (1, Marinez)
RBI - Hanley Ramirez (1), Luis Cruz (1)
2-OUT RBI - Hanley Ramirez (1)
SB - Dee Gordon (1, 2nd base off Troncoso/Smith)
CS - Andre Ethier (1, 2nd base by Johnson/Gimenez)
Team LOB - 8
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zack Greinke 2100020 0.00
Hyun-Jin Ryu (H,1) 1100010 0.00
Peter Moylan 0.2222221 27.00
Josh Wall 1.1000020 0.00
Matt Palmer 2100000 0.00
Steven Ames 1100010 0.00
Juan Abreu 1100010 0.00
HBP - Loman (by Steven Ames)
Pitches-Strikes - Zack Greinke 11-11, Hyun-Jin Ryu 6-6, Peter Moylan 17-8, Josh Wall 8-8, Matt Palmer 7-7, Steven Ames 7-6, Juan Abreu 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Zack Greinke 3-1, Hyun-Jin Ryu 1-1, Josh Wall 1-1, Matt Palmer 4-2, Steven Ames 2-0
Batters Faced - Zack Greinke 7, Hyun-Jin Ryu 4, Peter Moylan 6, Josh Wall 4, Matt Palmer 7, Steven Ames 5, Juan Abreu 3
Chicago White Sox
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dewayne Wise, LF3010020 .250
    Stefan Gartrell, LF1000001 .000
Jeff Keppinger, DH3010001 .333
   a- Brent Morel, PH-DH1000000 .333
Alex Rios, RF2110011 .750
    Keenyn Walker, RF2000020 .000
Adam Dunn, 1B2112001 .250
    Seth Loman, 1B1000000 .250
    Josh Bell, 1B0000000 .500
Hector Gimenez, C2000010 .000
    Bryan Anderson, C2010000 .500
    Kevan Smith, C0000000 .000
Conor Gillaspie, 3B2000100 .000
    Tyler Saladino, 3B1000002 .000
Angel Sanchez, SS3000011 .200
    Steve Tolleson, SS1010000 .500
Blake Tekotte, CF2000100 .000
    Trayce Thompson, CF1000010 .000
Gordon Beckham, 2B2000012 .250
    Marcus Semien, 2B2010000 .500
Totals3327229  
a-grounded out for Keppinger in the 8th
Batting
3B - Dewayne Wise (1, Ryu), Alex Rios (1, Moylan)
HR - Adam Dunn (1, Moylan)
RBI - Adam Dunn 2 (2)
CS - Steve Tolleson (1, 2nd base by Abreu/Castillo)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Blake Tekotte 1
DP - Beckham-Sanchez-Dunn, Semien-Sanchez-Loman, Purcey-Tolleson-Loman
E - Alex Rios (1, Dropped fly)
Chicago White Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Erik Johnson 3411120 3.00
Daniel Moskos 1000110 0.00
Scott Snodgress (H,1) 1000210 0.00
Jhan Marinez 1111001 9.00
Jacob Petricka 1200000 0.00
David Purcey 1000100 0.00
Ramon Troncoso 1100000 0.00
HBP - Herrera (by Jacob Petricka)
Pitches-Strikes - Erik Johnson 19-15, Daniel Moskos 10-6, Scott Snodgress 13-5, Jhan Marinez 6-6, Jacob Petricka 5-4, David Purcey 6-2, Ramon Troncoso 5-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Erik Johnson 1-3, Daniel Moskos 1-2, Scott Snodgress 1-1, Jhan Marinez 3-0, Jacob Petricka 1-1, David Purcey 1-1, Ramon Troncoso 2-1
Batters Faced - Erik Johnson 11, Daniel Moskos 5, Scott Snodgress 5, Jhan Marinez 4, Jacob Petricka 5, David Purcey 3, Ramon Troncoso 4
Game Information
Attendance - 5190
Game Time - 3:00
Temperature - 58
Umpires - Home - Seth Buckminster, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Joel Hospodka, Third Base - Quinn Wolcott