Dodgers Power Past Reds

June 17, 2017

Yasiel Puig hit a pair of homers, as the Dodgers defeated the Reds 10-2 on Saturday afternoon at Great American ballpark.

Cody Bellinger hit his 19th homer of the season as well, and Joc Pederson also homered for the 2nd straight day.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-6) got the win after pitching 5 innings.  He gave up 2 runs on 8 hits.

Bellinger had three hits and three RBI.  He also tied Gary Sanchez for the most homers in a major league players first 49 games.

”The offense today was the star – team offense,” manager Dave Roberts said. ”It’s an offense that’s relentless and pretty constant at putting pressure on you.”

Asher Wojciechowski (1-1) took the loss after yielding six runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings of work.

The Reds have lost eight straight games, and seven straight to LA.

Pete Rose unveiled a bronze sculpture of his headfirst slide in front of Great American Ball Park before the game. That was the only enjoyable part of the night for the Reds’ fans.

Justin Turner had the day off.  He has hit safely in 12 straight games.  Logan Forsythe started at 3rd base.

The Dodgers will go for the sweep on Sunday afternoon.  Kenta Maeda (4-3, 4.95 ERA) will be on the hill for the Boys In Blue.  Bronson Arroyo (3-5, 7.01 ERA) goes for the Reds.

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