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Clayton Kershaw breezes against White Sox; Dodgers win

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws warmup pitches before the first inning of a spring training game against the White Sox, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws warmup pitches before the first inning of a spring training game against the White Sox, Friday, March 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Clayton Kershaw's second spring training outing went according to plan, save for one poor throw to first.

The ace left-hander breezed through two scoreless innings for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, allowing one hit and walking one during a 7-6 victory over the White Sox in Phoenix. He worked a perfect inning in his spring training debut against Seattle on Sunday.

"Another step. Another inning," Kershaw said. "Definitely things I can do better, but for the most part I'll take it. It was all right. I made some good pitches when I needed to. I made some bad ones, too. Enough to work on for the next one."

Leury Garcia dropped a single into left in the first for the Sox's only hit off Kershaw. Garcia raced all the way to third when Kershaw made a wild throw on a pickoff attempt, but Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia grounded out to end the inning.

"I just tried to be a little too quick," Kershaw said, looking back on his fielding miscue. "I think I might have, it would have been close, but I didn't make a good throw."

After Kershaw departed, there was a scary moment in the third when plate umpire Tony Randazzo went down after he was hit by a pitch from Dodgers reliever Brock Stewart in his collarbone area. Randazzo was carted off, but the White Sox said he "passed all orthopedic and medical evaluations."

Tom Koehler, who replaced Kershaw, got just one out before he was pulled with a right shoulder injury. The Dodgers said he was going to get an MRI.

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