THE GAME: Walker Buehler gave up two home runs and four runs in the first three innings as the Dodgers lost, 4-3, to the Texas Rangers in an eight-inning game on Sunday afternoon at Surprise (Ariz.) Stadium.
PITCHING REPORT: Right-hander Walker Buehler gave up a lot of loud contact during his second spring start. He gave up a solo home run to Joey Gallo and a two-run home run to Rougned Odor in the first inning then back-to-back doubles to Delino DeShields and Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the second inning. All of the runs came with two outs in the inning. Buehler retired the side in order in his third and final inning. … Right-hander Kenley Jansen worked around a single and stolen base in his second scoreless inning of the spring. Jansen touched 91 mph on the stadium radar gun once, 90 mph three times. … Left-handers Victor Gonzalez and Garrett Cleavinger pitched a scoreless inning each. Cleavinger gave up a single but struck out two. … Right-hander Dennis Santana retired the side in order in the seventh inning. He has given up just one hit while striking out three in three innings this spring.
HITTING REPORT: DJ Peters hit his second home run of the spring. The outfield prospect is 4 for 9 this spring. … Gavin Lux was 1 for 3 with a double. It was his first extra-base hit of the spring but he is 5 for 11 in Cactus League action. … Sheldon Neuse drove in the Dodgers’ first run of the game with an RBI single in the fifth inning.
UP NEXT: White Sox (RHP Mike Wright) vs. Dodgers (LHP Julio Urias) at Camelback Ranch, Monday, noon PT, SportsNet LA
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