Dodgers Finish 0-for-China

The Dodgers again built an early lead, then frittered it away to lose 6-3 in the second, and final, game in China. The Saturday game ended in a 3-3 tie. Sunday's game drew a near-sellout crowd of 11,890, down slightly from 12,224 the previous day.

The games had the feel of games played almost anywhere in America with hot dogs and peanuts on sale and vendors selling beer and soft drinks.

Many of the vendors even wore shirts patterned after the Texas flag with Dodgers and Padres caps selling briskly.

The Dodgers manufactured a run in the first innings just as manager Joe Torre would have scripted it.

Chin-Lung Hu singled, was bunted to second by outfielder Xavier Paul. He stole second and scored when Matt Kemp like a shot to left for a sacrifice fly.

In the third, Kemp singled to drive in both second baseman Adolfo Gonzalez and catcher Danny Ardoin for a 3-0 lead.

The Padres closed to 3-2 in the fourth off starter Eric Stults on an RBI double and a run-scoring double play.

Hairston's double and an error by left fielder George Lombard put the Padres ahead 5-3 in the fifth and tagged Tanyon Sturtz with the loss. They added another run in the seventh off Mike Koplove.

Greg Miller pitched a strong inning and Brian Shackelford and Eric Hull split the ninth so all the pitching staff saw action.

And fans didn't seem to mind that only a handful of big-leaguers on each team made the trip and neither team used front-line pitchers appeared in the Sunday game.

That left a mix of minor-leaguers, including several who played at the A and AA level last season.

The first ball used in Saturday's game will go into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. There were also raves for the new Olympic field, which players all praised. It was 320 feet down both lines and 400 to center. The infield was hard and fast.

"I think this has opened the eyes of all the Americans here," McCourt said. "We came with a gift, the gift of baseball but I think we left with a bigger gift -- the hospitality, the warmth and friendship of the Chinese people.

"I would love to come back. I feel we would be making a mistake if we felt that by playing these exhibition games the job was done. The job has just begun.

"It struck me as I walked out of Saturday's game, I saw kids laughing and throwing balls and it was as if we were leaving Dodger Stadium.

It is an awesome achievement for everyone involved to pull it off. When the Chinese people become familiar with the game, it will be even better. I think this country will fall in love with baseball."
 Score by innings
San Diego	000 230 100-6
Los Angeles	102 000 000-3

 Los Angeles	ab r  h  bi  ave
Hu ss	        3  1  1  0  .241
Paul rf	        3  0  2  0  .263
Kemp cf	        3  0  1  3  .310
Jones dh	2  0  0  0  .212
Lindsey 1b	4  0  0  0  .308
Chavez 3b	4  0  1  0  .267
Lombard lf	2  0  0  0  .474
 Ruan ph-lf	2  0  0  0  .000
Gonzalez 2b	2  1  1  0  .500
 Howard ph-2b	2  0  1  0  .500
Ardoin c	2  1  1  0  .429
 Ellis ph-c	1  0  0  0  .000
  Totals	30 3 8 3
  San Diego	32 6 8 4

 Errors- Lombard (1), Howard (1).
2b hits- Chavez (3). RBI- Kemp (12).
S- Paul, Hu. SF- Kemp. SB- Hu (2).
CS- Paul (1). DP- Hu and Lindsey;
Hu, Howard and Lindsey; Lindsey,
Chavez, Gonzalez and Lindsey.

 Los Angeles	in  h  r-er bb so  era
Stults	        4.0  4  2-2  1  4  4.66
Sturtze (L)	0.2  2  3-2  1  0 17.18
Riley	        1.1  0  0-0  0  0  7.71
Koplove	        1.0  1  1-1  1  0  7.71
Miller	        1.0  1  0-0  1  1 15.60
Shackelford	0.1  0  0-0  0  0  3.86
Hull	        0.2  0  0-0  0  0  1.93
 T-2:32. A- 11,890.