Guerrero’s grand slam powers Dodgers past Reds

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Alex Guerrero hit a grand slam and Adrian Gonzalez added a solo home run as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for 10-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night.

Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs and four hits in four innings.

Gonzalez singled off Jeff Francis to lead off the four-run fifth. Juan Uribe followed with a fly to shallow right. Right fielder Jay Bruce called off second baseman Brandon Phillips but slipped and the ball fell for a single. After Joc Pederson walked, Guerrero homered to left.

Guerrero, the latest Dodgers player signed out of Cuba is trying to learn a new position while keeping his bat sharp. The natural shortstop is moving to second base for Los Angeles.

Manager Don Mattingly has noticed an improvement in Guerrero’s offense since the start of spring training.

“He looked stiff at first. It’s from not playing in a while,” Mattingly said. “I’ve watched his at bats lately and he looks more fluid and seems more comfortable.”

Gonzalez homered off Sam LeCure started another four-run inning in the sixth.

Neftali Soto homered and Billy Hamilton had an RBI single and scored a run for the Reds.

Reds starter Homer Bailey pitched three hitless innings, facing just nine Dodgers batters. Bailey allowed a walk to Guerrero but then got a double play.

The Reds commited two errors in addition to the missed fly ball that was ruled a hit.

“We’ve made a couple of mistakes that have led to big innings,” Reds manager Bryan Price said. “We need to execute better.”

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Dodgers: Ryu made his second spring start after pitching two scoreless innings against the White Sox on Friday.

Ryu was scheduled to throw three innings or 55 pitches in preparation for the Dodgers‘ season opening series in Australia in three weeks.

Ryu finished with three strikeouts, all in the third. He walked Todd Frazier but got a double-play ball to finish strong.

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