June 9, 2017
Justin Turner came off the disabled list and hit a 2-run homer in the 1st inning, as the Dodgers dominated the Reds 7-2 on Friday night at Chavez Ravine.
Enrique Hernandez had a solo shot and Franklin Gutierrez added a 2-run single, as the Boys in Blue won their 2nd straight game.
“It just feels good to be back in there,” Turner said. “I used Cody Bellinger’s bat. There must be home runs in it.”
The Dodgers got 5 solid innings from Rich Hill, who improved to 3-2 on the season. He allowed just 1 run on 2 hits.
Kenta Maeda pitched the final four innings for LA out of the bullpen. He retired his first nine Reds until Joey Votto led off the ninth with his 17th home run. Maeda allowed three hits, all in the ninth, did not walk a batter and struck out six. He was credited the save.
Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzales, and Yasmani Grandal were all held out of the starting lineup for rest. Puig came into the game in the 6th inning, and batted twice, but was 0-2.
Alex Wood (6-0, 1.69 ERA) is scheduled to come off the DL Saturday and take his 23 1/3- scoreless-inning streak against the Reds. Asher Wojciechowski (1-0, 4.50 ERA), is scheduled to make his third start of the season for Cincinnati.