Tatis, Bigbie Slug Homers in Intrasquad Game

The Dodgers tuned up for the regular spring opener Thursday (today) with an intrasquad game that saw 17 hits banged around Holman Stadium. Outfielder Andre Ethier collected a pair of line singles and non-roster outfielders Fernando Tatis and Larry Bigbie banged homers.

The Home Dodgers won the contest 8-3 over the Away Dodgers, banging out 17 hits among them off, including six hits off starter Derek Lowe in his two innings (nine batters) of work.

Tatis and Bigbie -- former major leaguers in camp fighting what seems to be a losing battle for a roster slot -- had the game's only homers. Tatis tagged lefthander Mike Megrew for a three-run homer and Bigbie socked a solo shot for the losers off D.J. Houlton.

The 32-year-old Tatis, who hit 34 homers for St. Louis in 1999, is the only player in major league history to hit two grand slams in the same inning, accomplishing the feat at Dodger Stadium on April 23, 1999, when he connected twice off Chan Ho Park.

Marlon Anderson injured his right elbow while swinging before the game and will be off a day or so. Matt Kemp made his presence known with a diving catch of a line shot to steal a hit from Juan Pierre and Jason Repko had a single in his only trip to the plate.

Megrew also hit Luis Gonzalez with a pitch but he wasn't injured and stayed in the game.

Along with Lowe, Houlton and Joe Mays worked two innings while Megrew, Scott Elbert and Zach Hammes pitched one inning each.