On bullpen day, several relievers see action
Wilson, Jansen, Perez toss perfect innings; Robinson goes deep late
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Felix Hernandez pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut while James Jones and Mike Zunino had a pair of hits each as the Mariners beat the Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon, 4-1, at Camelback Ranch.
"I'm not real happy, but I think I threw pretty good," said Hernandez, who allowed a double to Yasiel Puig and a single to Juan Uribe. "But my changeup wasn't working. I threw it a lot of times and it was garbage."
With Zack Greinke sidelined by a strained right calf muscle, the Dodgers went with all relievers. Former All-Star closer Brian Wilson started the game with a knuckleball for a strike to Brad Miller and pitched a perfect first inning, followed by a scoreless inning from closer Kenley Jansen, who displayed a better slider that he's been working on this spring.
The Mariners combined four hits off J.P. Howell plus the first of two Dodgers errors for three runs in the third and added a fourth run in the fourth off Jamey Wright. Chris Perez struck out two in a scoreless inning for the Dodgers. Chris Withrow pitched two scoreless innings, aided by a run-saving defensive play from second baseman Dee Gordon.
Hector Noesi followed Hernandez with another pair of scoreless innings for Seattle.
The Dodgers went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position. Logan Morrison, Seattle's designated hitter, struck out three times.
Kyle Seager (finger) for Seattle and Carl Crawford (quad) for the Dodgers returned to the starting lineup after missing nearly a week each.
Trayvon Robinson drilled his first spring homer, an opposite-field solo drive off Stephen Kohlscheen, to get the Dodgers on the board in the eighth.
Up next: The Dodgers travel to play the Reds at Goodyear on Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. PT (MLB.TV, Gameday Audio) and manager Don Mattingly said Gordon will get his first spring start in center field. Gordon is bidding to make the club at second base and the ability to also play center field would put him in position to duplicate the role held last year by Skip Schumaker, who moved between second and center. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be the starting pitcher for the Dodgers.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.