Spring training update: Matt Waldron efficient, Cal Mitchell drives in run; Dodgers beat Padres

The Dodgers beat the Padres 4-1 at Camelback Ranch on Friday.

Batter’s box: Rancho Bernardo High School graduate Cal Mitchell drove in the Padres’ run with a single. … The Padres’ other hits were singles by Jakob Marsee and Mason McCoy. Marsee also walked. … Ethan Salas, the Padres’ top prospect, struck out as a pinch-hitter and has struck out in his three at-bats to start the spring.

Balls and strikes: Right-hander Jhony Brito started and allowed two runs in two innings, including a home run on a fastball down the middle to Freddie Freeman. Brito, acquired as part of the Juan Soto trade, is competing for a spot in the starting rotation. … Matt Waldron, also in the running for a starting job, followed Brito and took just 18 pitches to get through two scoreless innings. … Reliever Enyel De Los Santos allowed a run on two hits in the fifth inning. … Logan Gallaspie, a waiver pickup who pitched nine games for the Orioles the past two seasons, retired all four batters he faced.

Extra bases: The Dodgers outscored the Padres 18-1 over the first two Cactus League games. The teams will not meet again until they meet in the regular season opener March 20 in Seoul, South Korea. … Former Padres reliever Nabil Crismatt worked a perfect third inning for the Dodgers. Crismatt is in camp as a non-roster invitee.

On deck: Right-hander Pedro Avila is scheduled to start against the Brewers, 12:10 p.m. PT today at Peoria Stadium. Among the others scheduled to pitch: Jairo Iriarte, a right-hander who is ranked as the Padres’ seventh-ranked prospect; closer Robert Suarez and fellow relievers Tom Cosgrove and Alek Jacob.

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