Royals and Dodgers end in a 4-4 deadlock
SURPRISE, Arizona (AP) - Clayton Kershaw and Yorduno Ventura each had a final sharp outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday.
Kershaw, the 2014 National League MVP and Cy Young Award winner, threw 45 pitches while facing 11 batters and gave up one hit and an unearned run. He'll next face the San Diego Padres on April 6.
Kershaw had a 1.61 ERA this spring. He gave up just 15 hits and struck out 22 in 22 1-3 innings this spring.
Brett Eibner homered twice for the Royals, including a two-run shot in the ninth to tie it. Eibner tops the club with five home runs, but will begin the season in the minors.
Ventura, who threw seven no-hit innings against Seattle in his previous start, yielded two runs, one earned, and four hits in four innings.
Darwin Barney doubled and tripled for the Dodgers and scored on A.J. Ellis' third inning double.
The Dodgers played seven ties, a club spring training record.