Cody Thomas homers twice in the same inning as Dodgers sweep split-squad games

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first_imgUP NEXT: Rangers (RHP Corey Kluber) at Dodgers (LHP Victor Gonzalez), Sunday, noon PT, Camelback Ranch, SportsNet LARelated Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start THE GAMES: In a pair of split-squad games, the Dodgers pounded the Colorado Rockies 14-2 at Salt River Fields and beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-4 at Camelback Ranch on Saturday afternoon.PITCHING REPORT: Seven Dodgers pitchers held the Rockies to just four hits at Salt River Fields. Walker Buehler made his first start of the spring and retired all six batters he faced in two innings. He struck out Trevor Story and Charlie Blackmon in the first inning. … Joe Kelly gave up a hit in his scoreless inning against the Rockies and Brusdar Graterol retired the side in order in his first inning of the spring. … At home against the Diamondbacks, Ross Stripling pitched two scoreless innings. … Scott Alexander and Caleb Ferguson each pitched hitless innings.HITTING REPORT: Cody Thomas hit two home runs in the same inning, a marathon top of the fifth against the Rockies. The Dodgers sent 15 batters to the plate, hit three home runs – two by Thomas – and scored 11 runs in the inning. Thomas has four home runs and eight RBI in 13 at-bats this spring. … Zach Reks and Austin Barnes also hit home runs against the Rockies and former first-round pick Jeren Kendall had a two-run triple. … Luke Raley had a home run in the game against the Diamondbacks. … Gavin Lux was 2 for 3 with an RBI triple. … Justin Turner was 2 for 3 with a two-run single. … Terrance Gore had two singles, stole two bases and scored twice. … Former Dodgers outfielder Trayce Thompson homered for the Diamondbacks.THOMAS TALK: “You hear nothing but good things about him,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “He’s really just scratching the surface on becoming a full-time baseball player. A football-player-turned-baseball-player, the toughness he has and obviously the body plays, the skill set. He needs to continue to grow as a player and that’s what he’s doing.” Thomas played quarterback at Oklahoma before the Dodgers drafted him in the 13th round of the 2016 draft. He hit 23 home runs at Double-A Tulsa last year. Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco center_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Australia wins men’s rugby league World Cup

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first_imgBoth sides smashed each other into exhaustion with punishing defence and a fast-paced game with Australia centre Josh Dugan saving two probable tries with his positional sense and a desperate ankle tap on his opposite number Kallum Watkins.The only thing that separated the sides was Cordner’s 15th-minute try as they both controlled the ball well, but England rued stupid errors or poor decisions early in the tackle count inside the Kangaroos’ 20-metre area.”It’s amazing to finally get a World Cup victory on home soil,” Kangaroos captain Cameron Smith said. “It was one of the toughest football games I’ve played in my career. A really pleasing victory for the boys.”We spoke about defence winning games and winning tournaments and we just kept turning them (England) around.”Smith’s team had been virtually unbackable favourites for the final after they romped through the tournament, while England had to overcome the weight of history with a 12-game losing streak to the Kangaroos and not having won the title since 1972 as part of the Britain team.The intensity of the game was set in the first hitup by England prop James Graham when he smashed into four Australian tacklers and reeled away with a cut above his left eye after an accidental head clash with Matt Gillett.The Kangaroos, who hammered away for much of the opening quarter at England’s line, however opened the scoring in the 15th minute when Cordner crashed over during their third successive set of possession.A superb chase game by England on Luke Gale’s tactical kicks, however, gave Wayne Bennett’s side field position only for errors and penalties to allow Australia to escape.Kangaroos standoff Michael Morgan crossed early in the second half but video referee Ben Thaler called it back for interference earlier in the play.Jermaine McGillvary and Watkins also stormed into open field, only for desperate Australian defence to again snuff out the opportunities.”Tough one to take,” England’s Graham said. “Both teams played well. 6-0 doesn’t advertise it as a great game but what a spectacle.”last_img read more