LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trea Turner prolonged his hitting streak to 26 video games with an RBI triple and Gavin Lux scored two runs whereas reaching base thrice within the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 3-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night time.
Chris Taylor had an early run-scoring triple because the Dodgers punctuated Jackie Robinson Day with their fourth consecutive win in entrance of a sellout crowd, together with hundreds carrying giveaway replicas of Robinson’s first Brooklyn jersey.
Kyle Farmer had an RBI single within the Reds’ fourth consecutive loss.
Tony Gonsolin and Tyler Anderson (1-0) pitched 4 strong innings apiece for the Dodgers whereas teaming up for lengthy appearances in the identical sport for the second time this season. Anderson got here in on reduction and yielded two hits whereas incomes his first victory for the membership that signed him 4 weeks in the past.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his second save along with his new crew, the primary at Dodger Stadium.
Vladimir Gutiérrez (0-2) yielded three runs on 5 hits and three walks whereas pitching into the fifth inning for Cincinnati.
The Dodgers scored within the second when Taylor singled residence Max Muncy, however Aristides Aquino made a superb throw from left to get Justin Turner on the plate for the third out.
Lux then singled within the third and scored on a triple by Trea Turner, the 2021 main league batting champion. He hasn’t cooled off to start his first full season in LA, extending the hitting streak that started final Sept. 12.
Extremely, Trea Turner has a success in 53 of his 59 video games with the Dodgers.
The Dodgers loaded the bases with no person out and chased Gutiérrez after Lux’s leadoff triple within the fifth, however reliever Jeff Hoffman restricted the harm to 1 run on a two-out stroll to Turner.
Anderson knocked off Joey Votto’s helmet with an errant 2-2 changeup main off the sixth. Votto took sufficient offense that gamers from each groups stepped out of their dugout earlier than calm prevailed. Farmer singled residence Aquino with Cincinnati’s solely run later within the inning.
Gonsolin saved the Reds scoreless regardless of not throwing a 1-2-3 inning. He yielded three hits and three walks with 11 swing-and-misses.
Jackie Robinson Day is at all times essential at Dodger Stadium due to the franchise’s function in baseball’s integration and since Robinson grew up in Pasadena, 10 miles away from the Dodgers’ future residence.
Robinson’s son, David, spoke to the Dodgers on the base of Jackie Robinson’s statue within the plaza behind the outfield bleachers earlier than the sport. Robinson’s 99-year-old widow, Rachel, obtained a number of hearty ovations throughout a pregame ceremony.
Reds: 2B Jonathan India wasn’t within the lineup after injuring his hamstring Thursday. … RHP Luis Castillo threw 20 pitches in stay batting follow at Dodger Stadium. He’ll throw once more Tuesday in San Diego.
Dodgers: Supervisor Dave Roberts thinks RHP Tommy Kahnle and LHP Caleb Ferguson needs to be able to return to the majors in 3-4 weeks. They’re each getting back from Tommy John surgical procedure.
The second main league begin for Cincinnati rookie Hunter Greene (1-0, 5.40 ERA) is in his hometown. The Los Angeles native and Notre Dame Excessive College graduate faces the Dodgers’ Julio Urías (0-1, 13.50), who had a tough season-opening begin at Colorado.
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