Oakland, CA – At the start of this game, it seemed certain the Dodgers were in complete control. But the A’s rallied a spectacular performance to tie the game 8-8. A two-run homer by Josh Donaldson in the sixth that sparked the comeback.
Andre Either hit his first home run of spring training and gave the Dodgers a 3-0 lead behind a strong outing from Hyun-Ji Ryu. He tossed five innings and reached 70 in his pitch count. Los Angeles offense took an early lead in the first frame.
“I used all of my pitches and built my pitch count up to 69,” said Ryu. “Overall, I’m very satisfied with my command, everything was down in the zone.”
Jarrod Parker had a rocky start after the Dodgers took a 4-0 lead. Parker walked Carl Crawford, Hanley Ramirez singled and Ethier homered. One out later, Juan Uribe hit a solo home run to left field. Michael Taylor blasted a solo shot in the fifth to get Oakland on the board.
“I got a little more aggressive,” Parker said. “I got comfortable and so I was able to move the ball around, get to my changeup, throw it for a strike and finish when I needed.”
By the eighth, the A’s took over with five singles knocking in enough runs to tie the game after nine innings. Oakland got five runs off three pitchers including Brain Wilson who was done after 13 pitches.