The Dodgers' Chris Taylor, making his second start of the spring after being slowed early in camp by neck stiffness, showed power in two at-bats.
Outfielder Jarrod Dyson returned to the Kansas City Royals, finalizing a $1.5 million, one-year contract on Friday. The 36-year-old, who helped the Royals win the 2015 World Series, can earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances: $50,000 each for 350, 400, 450, 500, and 550. Dyson was a 50th-round pick by the Royals in the 2006 amateur draft and played for the Royals from 2010-16.
Clayton Kershaw turned in a positive first start and Chris Taylor provided the difference for the Los Angeles Dodgers in their 7-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. The matchup at Surprise Stadium marked the first time this spring the Dodgers played nine innings. Whit Merrifield led off the bottom of the first inning with a double but was quickly erased when Max Muncy caught a line drive and threw to second.