Betts hits 2 HRs in final spring training game of the year

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Los Angeles Dodgers' Mookie Betts connects on a solo home run during the first inning of a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, March 30, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Mookie Betts put an exclamation point on the exhibition season.

In the final spring training game of the year, Betts hit two home runs Tuesday night and the World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-4.

The star outfielder had only one RBI this spring before connecting for his first two homers. He led off the bottom the first inning at Dodger Stadium with a drive beyond the leap of Angels center fielder Mike Trout, then connected again the fourth.

It's all part of Betts' plan going into the season opener Thursday at Colorado.

“Being there every night, being present every night, being able to affect the game in someway every night,” he said. “That’s pretty much it. I’m just trying to take my abilities and be more consistent with them.”

Cody Bellinger and Will Smith also homered for the Dodgers and Justin Turner hit two doubles. Dustin May, who earned the fifth spot in a talented rotation, gave up one run and four hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Angels starter José Quintana allowed six runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings.

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