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L.A. Dodgers (5-6) «01000020x370

Dodgers 3, Mariners 2

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GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Aaron Harang knows that the numbers add up to a logjam. There are eight pitchers competing for five spots in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting rotation.

Harang's bid continued Saturday in a rocky three innings in the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners. In his second appearance this spring, he gave up two runs on six hits.

"Typical Aaron," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He got rocked around a little bit there, but then he came up with zeros. He bends, but doesn't break."

His fastball, Harang said, sailed on him against the Mariners.

"Some of them were too elevated," said Harang, who in five innings of spring work has allowed six runs on 11 hits. "But that's what spring is for. I'll play some catch tomorrow. I'll do my bullpen the next day. It's all about trying to get that feel again."

With the offseason additions of Zack Greinke and South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu, Harang has been mentioned as pitcher whom the Dodgers might be willing to trade. He was 10-10 in 2012 with 3.61 ERA and is one of eight Dodgers pitchers with guaranteed contracts in 2013.

"I know how it works," Harang said. "It's not a surprise. But you pitch like you always do. Scouts and people are always watching. They're always there. But I've got to go out and not worry about that. Look, I've been in the major leagues for 12 years. They know who I am."

Alex Castellanos brought the Dodgers back from Harang's difficult start with a two-run homer in the seventh. He launched a pitch from Yoervis Medina to left field and into the Dodgers' bullpen.

Mariners starter John Garland, a right-hander sidelined in 2012 after rotator-cuff surgery on July 2011, gave up one run on two hits in three innings.

"It's coming around," Garland said. "The arm is definitely getting stronger with every inning. Between innings, it doesn't tighten up. It feels good."

NOTES: Dodgers star Matt Kemp went 0 for 3 and struck out twice. Coming back from shoulder surgery, he is 0 for 11 in spring training. Kemp's role as the designated hitter Saturday was the last time the Dodgers plan to use the DH this spring. The NL club's pitchers are expected to take their turns at bat, starting Sunday against Colorado. ... Greinke's next start is scheduled for Monday against Milwaukee. He was scratched from his last start Wednesday because of flulike symptoms. ... Adrian Gonzalez's two-run homer in Mexico's 5-2 victory over the U.S. team Friday in the World Baseball Classic got lot of cheers in the Dodgers' clubhouse. "Yeah, I like it," Mattingly said of his first baseman. "I wouldn't worry about Adrian."

 
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Players of the Game
Seattle

F. Gutierrez
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Los Angeles

A. Castellanos
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Seattle Mariners
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Franklin Gutierrez, CF3022000 .368
    Francisco Martinez, CF2020000 .316
Kyle Seager, 3B4000104 .182
Kendrys Morales, DH4000012 .320
   a- Nick Franklin, PH-DH1000011 .167
Michael Morse, RF3010000 .304
    Carlos Peguero, RF2010011 .385
Raul Ibanez, LF1000202 .471
    Julio Morban, LF1000001 .263
Justin Smoak, 1B4000024 .360
    Mike Jacobs, 1B0000000 .273
Dustin Ackley, 2B4110012 .353
Jesus Sucre, C3120000 .333
    Mike Zunino, C1000000 .222
Brendan Ryan, SS4020001 .500
Totals37211236  
a-struck out for Morales in the 9th
Batting
2B - Michael Morse (2, Harang)
RBI - Franklin Gutierrez 2 (10)
Team LOB - 11
Fielding
DP - Ackley-Ryan-Smoak
Seattle Mariners
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jon Garland 3211100 1.50
Anthony Fernandez (H,2) 1000020 9.00
Jonathan Arias (H,3) 1000000 0.00
Brian Moran (H,2) 1100030 0.00
Yoervis Medina (BS,1; L,0-1) 1322001 9.00
Robert LaFromboise 1100020 6.75
Pitches-Strikes - Jon Garland 14-10, Anthony Fernandez 7-7, Jonathan Arias 3-3, Brian Moran 10-10, Yoervis Medina 8-8, Robert LaFromboise 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jon Garland 6-2, Jonathan Arias 1-2, Yoervis Medina 3-0, Robert LaFromboise 1-0
Batters Faced - Jon Garland 11, Anthony Fernandez 3, Jonathan Arias 3, Brian Moran 4, Yoervis Medina 6, Robert LaFromboise 4
Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeremy Moore, CF3000012 .381
    Elian Herrera, CF1010000 .364
Mark Ellis, 2B3000012 .300
    Brian Barden, 2B1000011 .550
Matt Kemp, DH3000021 .000
   a- Joc Pederson, PH-DH1000001 .200
Andre Ethier, RF2110010 .417
    Yasiel Puig, RF2110011 .429
Jerry Hairston Jr., 1B3000001 .273
    Scott Van Slyke, 1B0000000 .250
Tony Gwynn Jr., LF2001000 .154
    Alex Castellanos, LF1112000 .250
Tim Federowicz, C1000100 .200
    Jesus Flores, C1010000 .077
Juan Uribe, 3B2000001 .176
    Omar Luna, 3B1000000 .333
Justin Sellers, SS2020000 .250
    Miguel Rojas, SS1000001 .000
Totals3037317  
a-grounded out for Kemp in the 8th
Batting
2B - Elian Herrera (3, LaFromboise), Andre Ethier (1, Garland)
HR - Alex Castellanos (3, Medina)
RBI - Tony Gwynn Jr. (1), Alex Castellanos 2 (7)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
DP - Sellers-Ellis-Hairston
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Aaron Harang 3622220 10.80
Shawn Tolleson 1100000 2.45
Kenley Jansen 1000110 0.00
Brandon League 1200010 6.00
J.P. Howell (W,1-0) 1100000 6.00
Kevin Gregg (H,2) 1000000 0.00
Paco Rodriguez (S,1) 1100020 2.25
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Harang 26-18, Shawn Tolleson 4-4, Kenley Jansen 9-5, Brandon League 7-7, J.P. Howell 4-4, Kevin Gregg 3-3, Paco Rodriguez 8-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Harang 3-3, Shawn Tolleson 2-1, Brandon League 2-0, J.P. Howell 2-1, Paco Rodriguez 1-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Harang 16, Shawn Tolleson 4, Kenley Jansen 4, Brandon League 5, J.P. Howell 4, Kevin Gregg 3, Paco Rodriguez 4
Game Information
Attendance - 10330
Game Time - 2:44
Temperature - 53
Umpires - Home - Brad Myers, First Base - Mike DiMuro, Second Base - Adam Hamari, Third Base - Cory Blaser