Baseball: Dodgers trounce S. Korea’s Kiwoom, Ohtani strikes out twice


The Los Angeles Dodgers pounded out 17 hits to beat South Korea’s Kiwoom Heroes 14-3 in an exhibition game Sunday, ahead of the season-opening two-game series against the San Diego Padres.

Jason Heyward drove in four runs, Freddie Freeman hit a solo home run among his three hits and Shohei Ohtani struck out swinging in both of his at-bats at Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome.

Ohtani, batting second as the designated hitter, was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the fourth inning.

Freeman sparked Los Angeles’ offense with a solo blast to right in the first. The Dodgers built a 4-0 lead through the first thre...

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