The Dodgers ace allowed one run over 3 1/3 innings, giving up four hits and walking three.
Seven of the 16 batters Kershaw faced reached base, but the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner was able to minimize the damage. Kershaw left the bases loaded in the first and retired the side in the second with two aboard.
"I thought my guys were pretty good," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "They grinded their at-bats out, got him deep in some counts for the most part. Against a real tough pitcher, we have very professional at-bats."
Kershaw's lone blemish came after Robinson Cano doubled deep to center to lead off the third inning. Cano advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored the Mariners' first run when Rickie Weeks grounded into a double play.
"I was all over the place, had no idea where the ball was going," Kershaw said. "I'm getting worse as the spring is going. I walked three in three innings. I have a lot of things to figure out. I would have liked to get through four innings, but my pitch count was so high I couldn't do it."
Opposite Kershaw, Seattle's Roenis Elias threw 3 2/3 innings.
Elias, competing with Taijuan Walker for the fifth spot in the Mariners rotation, gave up two runs on six hits.
"I thought he threw the ball much better today, worked a lot faster, command was better, secondary stuff was pretty good," McClendon said. "I was pleased."
The 26-year old left-hander has appeared in three Cactus League games, two starts, and allowed a total of four earned runs in 7 2/3 innings. Meanwhile, Walker has thrown eight scoreless innings over a trio of games.
Howie Kendrick, who finished 2-for-3, was a big contributor to the Dodgers' offense.
Kendrick got the Dodgers on the board in the first with an RBI double to left and scored, following his second hit of the day, on Carl Crawford's RBI double in the fourth. Kendrick and Crawford were each 2-for-3 on the day.
In the top of the ninth, Enrique Hernandez hit a two-out double, then scored on Guerrero's single, which he tried to stretch into a double. Left fielder Patrick Kivlehan threw out Guerrero at second to end the inning.
Carlos Rivero doubled with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, then scored as D.J. Peterson reached first on an error by Dodgers second baseman Darnell Sweeney.
Up next: After an off-day Monday, the Mariners will hand the ball to Hisashi Iwakuma against the White Sox on Tuesday at Camelback Ranch. The game, slated for 1:05 p.m. PST, will mark Iwakuma's third outing of the spring. The 33-year old right-hander is coming off a simulated game in which he threw 60 pitches over four innings.
William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.