Dodgers rout Taiwan All-Stars 11-1
Designated hitter Manny Ramirez went 3 for 4 to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 11-1 victory over the Taiwanese All-Stars on Sunday in the final game of a rain-shortened exhibition series in Taiwan.
Minor league prospect Trayvon Robinson also contributed a two-run homer for the Dodgers in the southern Taiwanese county of Kaohsiung.
The Dodgers fielded a mixed squad of major and minor leaguers against the Taiwanese team, which won the first game in the series 5-2 on Friday in Taipei.
Saturday’s scheduled contest, also set for Taipei, was canceled because of rain.
Dodgers starting pitcher Josh Towers gave up three hits and a run in the bottom of the first, then settled down to blank the Taiwanese in two more innings of work.
Josh Lindblom looked strong coming on to replace Towers.
After the game, Ramirez thanked Taiwanese fans for their enthusiastic reception of him.
“I want to express my thanks to all the people in Taiwan who received me so warmly,” he said. “The Taiwanese league is a strong league with good pitching.”