LOS6-5 on Tuesday.
The defending World Series champions have dropped six of eight, including three straight for the first2019. “Right now, it has kind of been salvage a series mode,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “There are some guys we have to get on track.” In the seventh, Votto’s two-run double to right field off Scott Alexander (0-2) snapped an 0-for-15 skid and gave Cincinnati the lead. The Reds trailed by two going into the inning, but Tucker Barnhart led off with a double and scored when Kyle Farmer lined a single to left-center.
“I was in ‘I have to get a hit mode,” Votto said. “Sometimes we focus on technique and timing, but sometimes you just have to get the job done.”
Winker had three hits – including a leadoff home run – to. He has with a .397 batting average.
Thepitchers, including Will Smith’s three-run homer in the fourth. Los Angeles benefited from eight walks but left eight on base.
Ryan Hendrix (1-0) got his firstwin for the Reds, who have won two in a row after dropping seven straight. Sean Doolittle pitched the ninth for his first save with Cincinnati.
“So many guys came through, and we continued to. It’s nice when everyone contributes,” Reds manager David Bell said. Los Angeles starter Walker Buehler struck out ten but allowed five runs and seven hits. It was the ninth time the right-hander reached double-digit strikeouts.
“I don’t care if you punch out 27. To keep giving up leads that our offense kept giving me is unacceptable,” Buehler said. “You can’t keepopportunities. We’ll get back to the drawing board a little bit.”
Winker, who hit the tiebreaking home run in the 10th inning of Monday’sat Dodger Stadium, didn’t waste any time going deep again. He drove Buehler’s fastball over the wall in right-center on the game’s first pitch. It was Winker‘s sixth career leadoff homer and . Half of his homers have come on the first pitch.
Smith hit a three-run shot to center in the fourth inning to put Losafter the right-hander walked the first two batters. The Dodgers got only one hit off Cincinnati starter Jeff Hoffman, but it was big. Hoffman went four innings with three strikeouts and five walks.
The Reds responded with a pair in the fifth to tie it 3-all on an. Los Angeles regained the to the right. “We really couldn’t get anything going. Other than the fifth and sixth innings, we couldn’t get a big hit,” Beaty said.
STARTING WITH A BANG
Winker’s leadoff homer was the fourth by the Reds this. Tyler Naquin has the other two.
Cincinnati is the fifthfour leadoff homers in April, according to Sportradar. The others were the 2017 Houston Astros, 2013 Seattle Mariners, 2000 Toronto , and 1996 Baltimore Orioles.
Reds: 3B Mike Moustakas (illness unrelated to COVID-19) was activated off the, and OF Mark Payton was optioned to the alternate training site. … SS Eugenio Suárez, hitless in his last 20 plate appearances, got the night off.
Dodgers: 1B Cody Bellinger recently jogged for the first time since fracturing his left fibula. He will head to Arizona later in the week to continue his rehab at the alternate site. … RHP Joe Kelly () will have another outing in Arizona on Wednesday. He could rejoin the team during the upcoming 10-game . … OF AJ Pollock was out of the lineup for the second straight to food poisoning.
Trevor Bauer received his NL Cy Young Award from Reds pitching coach Derek Johnson before the. The right-hander was Cincinnati‘s first Cy Young winner and said it was special to celebrate the occasion with former teammates in town.
“Wethey were coming at the end of the month, and it made sense to get it,” Bauer said. “For an longer than any other, I’m happy to be able to bring it to the organization.”
Bauer signed with the Dodgers during the offseason. He spent 1 1/2 seasons in Cincinnati after being traded by Cleveland in 2019.
TheWednesday. Cincinnati right-hander Sonny Gray (0-1, 7.88 ERA) is looking to after allowing five earned runs over 3 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss at St. Louis. Los Angeles lefty Clayton Kershaw (3-2, 2.56) faces the Reds for only the since 2016.
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