LA Dodgers beat Taiwan All-Stars 11-1

Manny Ramirez went 3 for 4 and scored three runs 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.

James Loney also had three hits for the Dodgers, while minor

league prospect Trayvon Robinson had a two-run homer and three

RBIs. Xavier Paul and Michael Restovich added two hits apiece.

Dodgers starter 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.

“Right now, this is practice and I’m not quite in form yet, but

I’m getting into shape,” said Ramirez, who was again the

designated hitter. “I still need to play outfield. This was good

experience. This league is good and the competition is good as

well.”

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.

Towers, whose start was rained out Saturday, got the call in

place of the injured Hong-Chih Kuo, who missed the opportunity to

pitch against his countrymen because of a sore elbow.

Josh Lindblom relieved Towers and threw three scoreless innings.

He gave up one hit and a walk while striking out three. Jon Link

got in out out of trouble in pitching a scoreless ninth.

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.”

NOTES: Four players were sent down after the game in the

Dodgers’ first cuts of the spring. Non-roster players Brian Barton,

Francisco Felix and Gabriel Gutierrez were reassigned to minor

league camp. Pitcher Kenley Jansen was optioned from the major

league roster.