PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Clayton Kershaw gave up four runs and seven hits in three-plus innings, his third straight sub-par outing of the spring, and the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 7-3 to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.
Kershaw has given up nine runs on 17 hits in eight innings.
Dodgers reliever Shawn Tolleson appeared to injure his right leg in the eighth inning and was immediately removed from the game. He was 3-1 with a 4.30 ERA in 37 2-3 innings last year.
San Diego catcher Nick Hundley homered off Kershaw’s 65th and final pitch, a two-run shot that put the Padres up for good.
Dodgers star Matt Kemp played center field for the first time since undergoing left shoulder surgery. He didn’t make a put out and went 0-for-3 at the plate.