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Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws to the plate during the second inning of their Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto throws to the plate during the second inning of their Cactus League game against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
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THE GAME: Right-hander and Andy Pages hit a home run with a triple, but the Dodgers lost their first game of the spring, 6-4, against the Texas Rangers on Wednesday in Surprise, Ariz.

PITCHING REPORT: Yamamoto struck out Marcus Semien on six pitches to begin his outing, allowed one hit but faced the minimum six batters in two innings. The right-hander had three strikeouts. … Right-hander Daniel Hudson had two strikeouts and a walk in two-thirds of an inning and right-hander Evan Phillips pitched a perfect fourth inning with two strikeouts. … Right-hander Joe Kelly gave up two runs (one earned) in an inning of work.

HITTING REPORT: Pages hit his home run, a two-run shot just inside the left field foul pole in the fifth inning and added his triple in the seventh. … Gavin Lux went 0 for 3 in another start at shortstop as he continues his comeback after missing all of last season with a knee injury. … Austin Gauthier went 1 for 2 after entering as a replacement for third baseman Max Muncy, who was hit by a pitch on the left hand in the first inning.

UP NEXT: Dodgers (LHP James Paxton) vs. Reds (LHP Graham Ashcraft) in Goodyear, Ariz., Thursday, 5:05 p.m., Spectrum SportsNet

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