Pair of Dodgers home runs fell short in Cincinnati

Pair of Dodgers home runs fell short in Cincinnati
Pair of Dodgers home runs fell short in Cincinnati

CINCINNATI – Jonathan India hit a grand slam in a fifth inning in which Cincinnati scored six runs, Spencer Steer added a three-run homer and the Reds took advantage of poor pitching to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on Friday.

Stuart Fairchild also homered for the Reds and robbed Will Smith of a home run with a spectacular catch deep in center field in the seventh inning. In the sixth, Fairchild hit a long ball by Mookie Betts on the wall that would have undoubtedly been an extra-base hit.

Cincinnati was outhit 11-6 by the Dodgers, but capitalized on walks and being hit by pitches, setting the table for both Steer’s three-run shot in the first and India’s grand slam. in the fifth.

India came out of a slump in which they went 0 for 16 with three hits.

Reds starter Graham Ashcraft (4-3) went 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs and eight hits, while striking out three.

Chris Taylor and Betts hit RBI doubles in the second inning, in which Los Angeles scored four runs. Will Smith added a solo home run to right field in the fifth and Teoscar Hernández followed suit in the ninth.

For the Dodgers, Dominican Teoscar Hernández went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one RBI.

For the Reds, Dominican Santiago Espinal was 0-2 with one run scored.

 
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