THE GAME: The Arizona Diamondbacks scored 10 times in the first inning and went on to beat the Dodgers, 11-5, Thursday afternoon at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale.
PITCHING REPORT: The Diamondbacks sent 14 batters to the plate in the first inning against three Dodgers pitchers and had nine hits, including three home runs. Michael Grove started and retired just one of the first five batters he faced. He returned in the second inning and retired 12 of 13 batters over four scoreless innings. … Minor-leaguer Julian Smith gave up six of the first-inning runs and all three home runs. … Wander Suero pitched a 1-2-3 inning.
HITTING REPORT: Will Smith returned from the World Baseball Classic and doubled in his first at-bat. … David Peralta was on base twice in three plate appearances against his former team (a walk and a double). … James Outman was on base three times with a single, a double and a walk. … Chris Taylor drove in a run with a first-inning single and later drew a walk. But he struck out in his two at-bats in between. Taylor is 6 for 45 (.133) this spring with 22 strikeouts.
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