Cincinnati Reds blowout the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon

The Cincinnati Reds would put their foot on the gas late in the game as they pulled away from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday afternoon in a 7-1 victory.

Final R H E
Cincinnati Reds (2-2)
7 10 0
Los Angeles Dodgers (2-2)
1 4 1
W: Lodolo L: Urias
Box Score | Game Thread

The Highlights

Offense was at a premium on the day, particularly early on. The game was scoreless until the top of the third inning when Luke Maile singled to lead off the inning and came around to score on a 2-out double by Tyler Stephenson. That put Cincinnati up 1-0.

The score remained there until Nick Solak hit a moonshot in the top of the 8th inning, leading the frame off with a blast that hit halfway up the batters eye to make it 2-0. Henry Ramos followed with a double, moved up to third on a wild pitch that also walked Jason Vosler, and then Ramos scored when a pickoff throw got by the third baseman. Vosler would score later in the inning on a ground out by Michael Siani, extending the lead to 4-0 and capping off a 3-run inning.

In the 9th inning Richie Martin would walk, steal second, and then score on a Chuckie Robinson double. He came around to score on a single by Ramos, who finished 2-2 on the day. Ramos came around to make it 7-1 on a single by Jason Vosler.

Jose Barrero would go 1-2 with an infield single and he added a stolen base. Chad Pinder went 1-3 before he was replaced in the game. Jake Fraley also went 1-3 and like Barrero, he added a stolen base.

The pitching was outstanding on the day. Nick Lodolo threw 2.0 hitless innings with a walk and two strikeouts. Derek Law and Buck Farmer kept the no-hitter going with a perfect frame from each of them to follow. Lucas Sims allowed a hit and a walk in the fifth but kept the shutout intact. Daniel Norris gave up the second hit of the day, but he also kept the Dodgers off of the board. Fernando Cruz struck out two of the three batters he faced in a perfect seventh inning.

Reiver Sanmartin took over in the eighth and after getting two lazy fly ball outs into shallow right field he hit a batter, walked a batter, and then gave up an RBI single as Los Angeles finally got on the board to make it a 4-1 ballgame. Ricky Karcher took over in the 9th with Cincinnati now holding a 7-1 lead. He had to work around a double and a walk, but he did just that to seal a victory for the Reds.

Wednesday’s Game

Graham Ashcraft gets the start tomorrow as the Cincinnati Reds play hosts to the Oakland Athletics. No television broadcast. You can listen to the game on the radio at 3:05pm ET on 1360 WSAI AM.

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