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The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Florida Marlins, 2-1, in what may be their final game in Florida during Spring Training. This is the final Grapefruit League exhibition game for the Dodgers, as they finish with a record of 8-13-2. On Wednesday, however, the Dodgers will re-unite with the players who took a trip to China and participate in the first Cactus League game of 2008 against the Chicago White Sox.

Mark Sweeney was the star of today's game, smashing a two-run homer in the seventh-inning to win the game for Los Angeles. The designated-hitter also had a single, compiling two totals hits in the game - which is equal to 40% of the Dodgers' hits today.

Russell Martin has a batting-average of .175 through Spring Training thus far. The All-Star catcher needs to focus on improving his power at the plate, and of course, his consistency against right-handed pitchers. Los Angeles will not tolerate this slump if it continues through the 2008 Regular Season.

Hiroki Kuroda pitched five superb innings, surrendering one run on three hits. While Kuroda was on the mound, about 85% of the outs were on fly balls. However, the pitcher has yet to give up a home-run in 14 innings thus far.

Clayton Kershaw picked up the save today with three shutout innings. Kershaw only gave up two hits in the spectacular outing. Also, Takashi Saito grabbed the win with a perfect frame against the Marlins.

Blog Note: Do you like this Recap style better than my usual five-prong method of analyzing each Dodgers' game?

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