Recap: Dodgers Capitalize On Reds’ Miscues, Bullpen To Match Season-Long Winning Streak
Recap: Dodgers Capitalize On Reds’ Miscues, Bullpen To Match Season-long Winning Streak
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After playing 28 innings in two days against the San Diego Padres over the weekend, the Los Angeles Dodgers were buoyed by a Clayton Kershaw complete-game shutout against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday.

The Dodgers looked to extend their modest winning streak to three games, facing a Reds team that was mired in an eight-game losing streak. Tuesday’s matchup had Mike Bolsinger and Daniel Wright on the mound, both starters who weren’t listed at the initial probables.

For Wright, it was his Major League debut. Joey Votto doubled with one out in the first inning, but that’s the only baserunner Bolsinger allowed as he retired the next two batters.

Wright gave up three straight hits, including an RBI single to Justin Turner to start his career. Wright settled in to retire the next three hitters, limiting the damage to just one run. Bolsinger quickly worked through the second inning on a strikeout and pair of fly outs.

Wright followed suit in the bottom of the second, keeping the Dodgers’ lead at 1-0. Bolsinger notched back-to-back strikeouts in the third inning, then fielded a Zack Cozart bunt single attempt for the third out.

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