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Alexei, McPherson contribute RBIs in defeat

Alexei, McPherson contribute RBIs in defeat

Alexei, McPherson contribute RBIs in defeat
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Matt Kemp homered and drove in four runs, and Dee Gordon had three hits and scored three runs as the Dodgers trounced the White Sox, 17-4, in Friday's split-squad charity game to benefit the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Foundation.

A sellout crowd of 10,894 saw the Dodgers open the game with three extra-base hits off Dylan Axelrod -- a triple by Gordon and RBI doubles from Mark Ellis and Kemp.

Leading off the third inning, Kemp launched a towering home run to left field. The Dodgers scored again in the fourth on Andre Ethier's RBI single.

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Nathan Eovaldi started for the Dodgers and pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two without a walk.

The White Sox scored a pair of runs in the fourth inning off Dodgers Minor Leaguer Allen Webster, one on Jerry Hairston's fifth throwing error of the spring, the other on Dallas McPherson's infield single.

In a six-run fifth inning, Kemp singled in two and also checking in with RBIs were A.J. Ellis, Juan Rivera and Tony Gwynn.

Alexei Ramirez and Kosuke Fukudome contributed run-scoring hits for the White Sox in the fifth.

Up next:Gavin Floyd has pitched four times since Cactus League action began, but only one of those starts has taken place in an actual Cactus League game. Friday night's game against the D-backs at Camelback Ranch, set for a first pitch of 9:05 p.m. CT on MLB.TV, marks Floyd's second official start. He will go five innings or 78 pitches. Paul Konerko, Alex Rios, A.J. Pierzynski and Gordon Beckham are scheduled to be in the lineup.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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