Recap: Trea Turner’s Hitting Streak Snapped, But Dodgers Sweep Reds

The Los Angeles Dodgers again were slow to get going but they eventually got to Tommy Mahle for a 9-1 win to complete a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds. L.A. extended their winning streak to six games and swept the Reds in a four-game series for the first time since April 14-17, 1975.

Andrew Heaney built on his impressive Dodgers debut by throwing six innings. He continued to rely on a new sweeping slider and finished with 11 strikeouts. The Reds didn’t have a baserunner until Brandon Drury’s one-out walk in the third inning.

Kyle Farmer then doubled with two outs to give the Reds their first — and only — hit against Heaeny.

His effort was matched by Mahle as he held the Dodgers to only a Justin Turner double through three scoreless innings.

However, like what’s held true on several occasions this season, L.A. put together a big inning to break the game open. It started in the fourth when Freddie Freeman led off with a single, which was followed by Trea Turner working a walk.

Max Muncy attacked the first pitch he saw for a two-run double, Justin Turner followed with an RBI single and Will Smith drove a run in on his extra-base hit. Chris Taylor broke the game open with a two-run double and Freeman’s second hit of the inning — a base hit to drive in two — chased Mahle from the game.

The Reds scored a run off Justin Bruihl in the eighth inning but never truly threatened. Freeman did help preserve a run by making a nice diving stop to tag first base and throw home to cut down a baserunner for a double play.

Freeman and Hanser Alberto each drove in a run in the bottom of the eighth to punctuate the blowout win.

Dodgers hitting streaks

If there was one negative for the Dodgers, Trea Turner’s hitting streak was snapped at 27 games.

Willie Davis has the longest hitting streak in L.A. Dodgers franchise history at 33 games, which he set during the 1969 season. Only Andre Ethier (30 games) was between Turner and Davis for the longest Dodgers hitting streaks since 1958.

Duke Snider (1953) and Joe Medwick (1942) both strung together 27-game hitting streaks during their respective careers with Brooklyn.

Paul Lo Duca (2003), Steve Sax (1986) and Davis (1971) each had 25-game hitting streaks with L.A.

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