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Dodgers fall to Kansas City Royals, 11-5

March 2, 2011 |  3:45 pm

Tim-redding_300 Tim Redding kept alive his long shot bid to make the Dodgers’ opening-day roster, as he threw three shutout innings in an 11-5 defeat to the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch.

With Ted Lilly scratched from his scheduled start due to flu-like symptoms, Redding became the first Dodger pitcher to make two starts this exhibition season. Holding the Royals to four hits and a walk, Redding extended his scoreless streak this spring to five innings.

In camp with Colorado last season, Redding went from playing in the Rockies’ minor-league system to the Yankees’. He was released by the Yankees in August and landed a job in South Korea.

Former No. 1 pick Scott Elbert’s control problems continued, as the left-hander walked four batters and recorded only one out. Of the 10 batters he has faced this spring, he has walked six.

-- Dylan Hernandez, reporting from Phoenix

Photo: Tim Redding delivers a pitch against the Giants last week. Credit: Rick Scuteri / Reuters