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.
MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
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. Statcast™ 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.
Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.
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