CINCINNATI (AP) — Freddy Freeman delivered and led in three runs forward of what was certain to be an emotional weekend, as Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers led the Cincinnati Reds 10-5 on Thursday to brush the season sequence.
Cody Bellinger, Max Muncie, Will Smith and Justin Turner additionally be part of the Dodgers’ main Nationwide League Western aspect, who’ve outlasted the Reds 52-18 in successful all seven video games towards them this 12 months.
The Dodgers now journey to Atlanta, the place Freeman was the outdated face of the franchise and helped the Braves win the world championship final 12 months. He then grew to become a free agent and signed a $162 million six-year cope with the Dodgers—at 32, he made the primary All-Star .303 baseman with eight residence runs and 45 RBI.
Cincinnati has misplaced seven in a row and is the NL’s worst 23-46.
Kershaw (5-1) allowed one run and 7 strokes in six innings. He hit seven, left after 80 throws and lowered his ERA to 2.00.
Reds rookie Hunter Inexperienced (3-8) — regardless of hitting a 100 mph with a fastball a minimum of 5 occasions early within the sport — surrendered six runs and 9 hits, together with three home bugs, in 5 innings.
Freeman hit a towering homer working two phases to heart discipline for third. Bellinger’s two-stroke lead within the fourth made the rating 5-0. Freeman added the RBI track at quantity eight.
Tommy Pham hit a three-pointer because the Reds scored 4 targets within the seventh inning from loyalist Phil Pickford.
Dodgers: INF Edwin Ríos (proper hamstring pressure) has been moved to the injured record for 60 days.
Reds: LHP Nick Lodolo (again) was scheduled to start rehab Thursday night time at Triple A-Louisville. …RHP Justin Dunn (shoulder) is anticipated to start his rehab job this weekend at Excessive A-Dayton. …from Tyler Naquin (Quartet) he ran the bases and not using a drawback, however there may be nonetheless no timeline for his return.
Dodgers: Fly to Atlanta to look at a sequence of three video games. Ian Anderson (6-3, 4-35 ERA) is the Braves starter scheduled towards Julio Orias (4-6, 2.56). Anderson did not permit a run, three hits, and hit six by means of 6 2/3 innings in his Cubs win on Sunday. Urías solely missed one sport and two by means of six within the win over the Guardians on Saturday.
Reds: Rookie right-hander Graham Ashcraft (3-1, 3.51 ERA) is a scheduled starter towards San Francisco right-hander Alex Cobb within the opening sport of the weekend sequence towards the Giants. Ashcraft succumbed to 5 runs and eight strikes over 5 rounds within the Reds’ loss to the Brewers final Saturday. Cobb threw 4 innings towards the Buccaneers Sunday, permitting two innings and 4 hits to make no choice.
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