LA Dodgers 3, Cincinnati 1

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, September 21, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 72°
Umpires - Home Plate - Joe West, First Base - Mike Muchlinski, Second Base - Sam Holbrook, Third Base - Andy Fletcher,
Attendance - 35397

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 7 0
Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 78-73 40-35 38-38 W1
Cincinnati 91-60 47-29 44-31 L1

Recap

Dodgers 3, Reds 1 (10): Matt Kemp singled in two runs in the top of the 10th as visiting Los Angeles kept Cincinnati from clinching the National League Central crown.

Kemp hit a bloop single to right field off Sean Marshall with the bases loaded and two outs, helping the Dodgers move two games back of St. Louis for the second NL wild card with 11 to play.

Two runs in the 10th inning were charged to Sam LeCure (3-3). Cincinnati’s magic number to win the NL Central title is one after the Cardinals lost 5-4 in 11 innings earlier Friday against Chicago.

Ronald Belisario (8-1) struck out five over two scoreless innings for the win and he hasn’t allowed an earned run in his past 17 appearances, spanning 20 innings. Brandon League worked a perfect 10th inning for his 13th save.

Los Angeles, which won for just the fifth time in its last 15 games, took a one-run lead in the second before Cincinnati tied the game in the fifth on Bronson Arroyo’s RBI single.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reds manager Dusty Baker missed a third straight game because of problems caused by an irregular heartbeat. … Cincinnati’s loss overshadowed a stellar outing by Arroyo, who gave up one run over eight innings while throwing just 88 pitches. … Dodgers OF Shane Victorino was scratched from the starting lineup with a sore left wrist.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Cincinnati
Joe Blanton Player Bronson Arroyo
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.2 IP 8.0
6 Strikeouts 4
4 Hits 6
1.59 ERA 1.12
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Cincinnati
Matt Kemp Player Bronson Arroyo
3 Hits 1
2 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 1
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 7 0 7 .200 13 6 3 1 1 0
Cincinnati 4 0 5 .118 8 14 1 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Reds have a W/L % of .587 after a win and .627 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .459 after a loss.