Kickham worked efficiently, throwing 93 pitches in eight innings. He struck out five batters, walked one and allowed five hits. He lowered his ERA to 3.00 in five starts this season.
Kickham and reliever Adam Reifer quieted Albuquerque's powerful offense. Joc Pederson, the Dodgers' No. 2 prospect, and Alex Guerrero, their big offseason free-agent signing from Cuba, combined to go 0-for-7 in the game.
Teddy Cahill is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @tedcahill. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.