Betemit's homer sets tone vs. Angels
First-inning big fly one of three in Dodgers' lively night at plate
DODGERS 13, ANGELS 4
at Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Friday, March 30
Dodgers at the plate: Four Dodgers had two or more hits, including Juan Pierre and Nomar Garciaparra, who each had three singles and an RBI, Olmedo Saenz with two doubles and three RBIs and Wilson Betemit with a two-run homer and a double. Russell Martin had a solo homer off Matt Wilhite in the fifth. Matt Kemp contributed a three-run homer in the sixth.
Angels on the mound: Ervin Santana's spring ERA jumped from 3.65 to 6.33 in 2 1/3 innings, as he surrendered nine runs on 11 hits while striking out two, walking none, and hitting a batter. Wilhite went 2 2/3 innings, giving up an earned run on three hits while striking out three and walking one. Scot Shields pitched the sixth, giving up Kemp's three-run homer.
Dodgers on the mound: Right-hander Jason Schmidt went four innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits. He struck out two and walked one in a 72-pitch outing. Mark Hendrickson went two innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on three hits. Rudy Seanez pitched the seventh, striking out two and walking one.
Spring Training records: Dodgers 17-15-1; Angels 18-13
Up next: The Dodgers make the short trip south to Angel Stadium, where they'll send right-hander Brad Penny against Angels lefty Joe Saunders in the closing game of the Freeway Series at 6:05 p.m. PT on Saturday.
Ted Brock is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.