Puig hits 2 of LA’s 4 homers in win vs. Reds

Wojciechowski was done after 2 1/3 innings with six runs (five earned), five hits, one walk and five strikeouts. Reliever Austin Brice gave up two runs over 3 1/3 innings of long relief, including Yasiel Puig‘s leadoff homer to center field in the top of the sixth. Puig added another leadoff homer to the left-field upper deck against Jake Buchanan in the eighth inning.

Ryu finished with two earned runs and eight hits over five innings while walking two and striking out seven. A bases-loaded walk with no outs to Eugenio Suarez made it a 6-2 game in the third but the Reds couldn’t make it close again.

The Dodgers, who are 5-0 vs. the Reds in the season series with one game left, have won eight of their last nine games since June 7.

Back-to-back jacks: Two runs had already scored in the third inning when Bellinger and Pederson effectively blew open the game. Bellinger hit his 19th homer of the season, a two-run shot to right field on a Wojciechowski first pitch. Pederson followed by tattooing a 1-2 pitch into the right-field seats for his second homer in two days. Statcastâ„¢ had the ball leaving the bat at 106 mph and traveling 426 feet, Pederson’s longest of his four homers this season.

Missed chances for Reds: The day started promising for the Reds vs. Ryu when Billy Hamilton and Zack Cozart — who entered the day 5-for-their-last-57 combined — began the bottom of the first inning with hits. Hamilton hit a single and on Cozart’s double, he scored on a throwing error to the infield by Taylor. But the Reds went down in order from there and finished 1-for-17 with runners in scoring position while having scoring chances in every inning of the game except the ninth. Following the Suarez bases-loaded walk in the third, Scott Schebler lined out and Jose Peraza bounced into a 1-2-3 double play.

Mark Sheldon has covered the Reds for MLB.com since 2006, and previously covered the Twins from 2001-05. Follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast.

Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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