Dodgers' Betts, Ohtani, Freeman Shine in Spring Training

Dodgers' Betts, Ohtani, Freeman Shine in Spring Training

The Los Angeles Dodgers' formidable batting lineup, featuring Mookie Betts, Shohei Ohtani, and Freddie Freeman, showcased their prowess in a spring training game against the Colorado Rockies. Betts and Ohtani each collected three hits, while Freeman drove in two runs. Betts has been impressive this spring, batting .412 with seven hits in 17 at-bats, while Ohtani has also been in fine form, hitting .714 with five hits in seven at-bats.

Ohtani, who joined the Dodgers in December on a $700 million contract, displayed his versatility by singling, tripling, and driving in a run. Despite undergoing major elbow surgery and not pitching this season, Ohtani's offensive skills remain sharp.

Meanwhile, Chris Sale, the veteran left-hander acquired by the Atlanta Braves in a trade with Boston, made a strong impression in his first spring training outing. Sale struck out five batters in 2 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing only three hits and walking two. The 34-year-old Sale has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but he appears to be regaining his form.

Detroit Tigers pitchers Matt Manning and Casey Mize also made encouraging comebacks from injuries in a game against the New York Yankees. Manning, who suffered a broken foot last season, allowed only one hit in three innings, while Mize, who underwent Tommy John and back surgeries, gave up one hit and walked two in two scoreless innings.

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