Reds can’t extend Dodgers’ loss streak


L.A. tops Cincy after dropping 5 straight

Associated Press



AP photo The Reds’ Todd Frazier reacts after striking out to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood during Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati.

AP photo The Reds’ Todd Frazier reacts after striking out to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood during Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati.


CINCINNATI — Alex Wood took a shutout into the sixth inning, and Justin Turner and Jimmy Rollins each hit two-run home runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers snapped their five-game losing streak with a 5-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.

Rollins also doubled and scored while the NL West-leading Dodgers matched their run total from their previous four games combined.

The Reds, who scored 10 runs in the sixth inning of their 12-5 win over Detroit on Monday, have lost 10 of their last 11 games.

Cincinnati got its leadoff batter on base in four of the first five innings, but never pushed anybody past second with Wood (9-8) on the mound. He left after Brandon Phillips singled with two outs in the sixth, and reliever Chris Hatcher then gave up Todd Frazier’s RBI double.

Wood gave up four hits and one run with three walks and four strikeouts.

J.P. Howell finished the sixth and seventh. The Reds loaded the bases with two outs against Juan Nicasio in the eighth, but Luis Avilan struck out Jay Bruce before Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth.

Rollins and Yasiel Puig gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead with doubles into the left field corner on back-to-back pitches with nobody out in the first. Puig’s liner bounced off the top of the wall, a couple of feet from being a home run.

Turner reached the left field seats for his 15th homer of the season with Adrian Gonzalez on and one out in the fourth. Rollins added his 13th homer in the sixth off of Ryan Mattheus.

John Lamb (0-2) lasted five innings, allowing five hits and three runs with three walks and six strikeouts.

AP photo The Reds’ Todd Frazier reacts after striking out to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood during Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati.
https://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2015/08/web1_08.26.15.frazier.jpgAP photo The Reds’ Todd Frazier reacts after striking out to Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Alex Wood during Tuesday’s game in Cincinnati.
L.A. tops Cincy after dropping 5 straight

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