They rallied here, scoring four in the ninth off some guy named Carignan who started the inning with a six-run lead and promptly walked the leadoff guy. Ronald Belisario hit a two-run double later in the frame, but the Dodgers still lost to the A’s 10-8. The big story other than what I already told you in previous posts was that Josh Lindblom, their second-round pick in last year’s draft, made the trip out of minor-league camp and pitched two strong innings, allowing only a harmless, two-out double and retiring the other six batter he faced, ending it with a strikeout of Daric Barton with a man in scoring position. A dominating closer his junior year at Purdue, Lindblom is in the process of converting back to starting. The process began last summer at low Single-A Great Lakes, a level to which new draft picks are almost NEVER assigned, but Logan White and De Jon Watson felt this kid was good enough to bypass Rookie ball and needed a challenge right out of the gate. Joe Torre said we’ll see him again. … The boys lost 4-3 in 10 innings in the other game against Seattle, which your humble scribe didn’t see. Don Mattingly is now 0-1 managing split-squad teams. Blake DeWitt went 3 for 5. Orlando Hudson, Mitch Jones and Xavier Paul each had two hits, including a triple by Hudson and a HR by Jones. Paul is now batting .425 for the spring. Hiroki Kuroda finally allowed a run — two of them, in fact, although only one was earned. He did get roughed up for seven hits in 3 1/3 innings. His ERA for the spring skyrocketed to 0.75. … Dodgers drop to 10-9 overall..