Reds Nipped By Dodgers

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Left-hander Clayton Kershaw struck out

seven in six strong innings, getting the better of Bronson Arroyo

in a matchup of No. 2 starters, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat

the Cincinnati Reds 2-1 on Sunday.

Kershaw gave up six hits, including Wladimir Balentien's

run-scoring single in the fourth inning. Kershaw has allowed only

three earned runs in 16 innings this spring.

Arroyo nearly matched him, giving up five hits in six innings

with a pair of strikeouts.

Blake DeWitt and Andre Ethier had RBI singles for Los Angeles.