Final: Reds 3 Dodgers 2 Boxscore Video 2-minutes of highlights
Reds struck early vs Clayton Kershaw with 1st inning 2-run HR from Brandon Phillips, got a strong start from Homer Bailey, flashed excellent defense and then held on late behind solid bullpen work.
*Reds avoid sweep and five game losing streak, moving back into 3rd
*1-run win....now 9-13
*23-28 overall....7.5 back of Milwaukee
*Have road wins over Strasburg/Kershaw over last week.
*Huge outing by Homer Bailey: 7 IN, 5 H, 2 R, 1 BB, 6 K....5th QS last 6.
Homer was doting I's with a 96mph fastball.
*Bullpen of Parra, Broxton and Chapman held the fort.
*Broxton ERA drops to 0.61....14.2 IN, 6 H....1st runner he'd inherited this season.
*Offense: Pena 3-4, 2B, Frazier 2-4, 2 2B, Phillips HR
*Defense: BP and Cozart took away hits, and teamed up on big DP
*Reds hitters added 12 more K with just 1 BB....that 70 K and 7 BB last six games.
*Bruce 0-4, Ludwick 0-4.
*Game took 3:08 to play?
*Save: I'll continue to maintain who gets the save should be up to discretion of official scorer. Broxton inherited tying run on 2B, facing Puig and Ramirez in 8th. Chapman faced nobody off and Gonzalez, Kemp and Turner in 9th. When was the game "saved"? In the 8th.
T1: Frazier 2B, Phillips HR, 2-0 Reds
B5: Justin Turner 2B, later scored on PB, 2-1 Reds
T6: Frazier 2B, later scored on PB, 3-1 Reds
B7: Puig HR, 3-2 Reds
We are going to represent our city and our fans , all over the country !!! GREAT WIN !!!! REDS NATION !!! pic.twitter.com/6aqifIC7ui— Brayan Pena (@cuban2727) May 29, 2014
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 28: Brayan Pena #29 of the Cincinnati Reds reacts to his double after a late tag from Hanley Ramirez #13 of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on May 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)