Cincinnati 6, LA Dodgers 0

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, September 22, 2012 4:05 PM
Location - Great American Ball Park
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mike Muchlinski, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Joe West,
Attendance - 41117

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 78-74 40-35 38-39 L1
Cincinnati 92-60 48-29 44-31 W1

Recap

Reds 6, Dodgers 0: Jay Bruce and Brandon Phillips homered and Mat Latos tossed eight sizzling innings as host Cincinnati clinched its second National League Central crown in three years.

Latos (13-4) gave up six hits with no walks and seven strikeouts for Cincinnati, which led 1-0 on Bruce’s 34th homer to lead off the fourth against Stephen Fife (0-2).

Fife yielded two runs over five frames for Los Angeles, which fell to 5-11 over its last 16 games and dropped three games behind St. Louis for the second NL wild-card spot with 10 games to play.

The Dodgers were outhit 8-6 with no extra-base hits and scored three runs or less for the 13th time in 16 games.

Brandon Phillips homered in the seventh and Zack Cozart’s two-run double capped a four-run eighth inning for Cincinnati, which has won 18 of Latos’ last 23 starts - including five in a row.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reds manager Dusty Baker missed his fourth straight game with an irregular heartbeat. … Dodgers C A.J. Ellis went 0-for-2 and is hitless in his last 28 at-bats dating back to Sept. 11. …Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman, out since Sept. 10 with left shoulder fatigue, pitched a scoreless ninth inning.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Cincinnati
Stephen Fife Player Mat Latos
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 8.0
4 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 6
3.60 ERA 0.00
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Cincinnati
Luis Cruz Player Brandon Phillips
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.667 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 6 0 6 .194 10 7 0 1 0 1
Cincinnati 8 2 15 .267 14 5 5 6 0 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 .633 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Cincinnati. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .564 after a win and .459 after a loss.