Dodgers 2, Marlins 1

Mark Sweeney hit a two-run HR off Burke Badenhop in the seventh inning, erasing a 1-0 deficit that had existed since the first. Hiroki Kuroda had easily his best outing of the spring, going five strong innings and allowing only that first-inning run, three hits and no walks. He then went to the bullpen and threw 23 more pitches just to get to his allotted 85. Takashi Saito followed with a perfect sixth inning and now hasn’t allowed a batter to reach base or a ball to be hit out of the infield in either of his two appearances. Clayton Kershaw pitched the final three, allowing two hits. He was called for a balk, but the first-base umpire making the call was Angel Hernandez, so take that for what it’s worth. Honeycutt said he has been working with Kershaw on holding down other teams’ running games, which appears right now to be the closest thing he has to a flaw. He’ll stay with the team through Arizona and California before returning to Double-A Jacksonville, which means Honeycutt and Torre have to get him enough innings to get him properly stretched out for the start of the minor-league season. … This one was over in two hours, 12 minutes, which would normally be a good thing because it was getaway day. But half the club stayed back in Vero to work out, then left on a bus at 2 p.m. for the West Palm Beach airport, where the whole team was to meet up for its charter to PHX. The game ended so quickly that the guys who played are going to have to wait at the airport for the guys who didn’t. … Dodgers finish Grapefruit League play 8-13-2, Tommy goes 2-6. No game tomorrow, “home” against the White Sox on Thursday at Phoenix Municipal Stadium — or Phoenix Muni, as the cool Cactus League veterans like to call it.

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