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National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Cincinnati

(Thursday, April 24th)

Final Score: Cincinnati 3, Los Angeles 2 (11 innings)

Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) - Reggie Taylor's RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the finale of a three-game set at Great American Ball Park.

Felipe Lopez went 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored the game-winning run for the Reds, who have won two straight games. Jason LaRue finished with two hits and a run scored, while Felix Heredia (1-0) gave up a hit in an inning of relief for the win.

Ryan Dempster started the first 6 2/3 innings and allowed just one run and five hits for Cincinnati.

Alex Cora had three hits and Mike Kinkade's RBI double forced extra innings for the Dodgers, who have dropped two in a row and four of their last six games. Guillermo Mota (1-1) absorbed the loss, yielding Taylor's hit in the 11th inning.

Kevin Brown was solid through seven innings for LA. The righthander gave up only two runs on four hits. He struck out 11 batters and walked two.

Mota took the hill in the 11th and walked Lopez to start the inning. Jose Guillen then sacrificed to first, moving Lopez to second, and Taylor followed with an RBI single to shallow right field.

Cincinnati has won 10 of the last 15 meetings with the Dodgers.

Los Angeles threatened to open the scoring in the second inning. Fred McGriff walked and went to third one out later on Cora's double. Cesar Izturis and Brown followed with strikeouts to end the frame.

The Dodgers came close again in the sixth inning. Brian Jordan drew a one-out walk and went to second after Aaron Boone misplayed Adrian Beltre's ground ball. Cora then singled to right but Guillen gunned down a hustling Jordan at the plate.

Cincinnati would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom half of the sixth. LaRue led off with a double to deep center field and Dempster struck out trying to bunt LaRue over. Lopez followed with an RBI single to center.

Dempster's bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning allowed the Dodgers to even the score. Izturis started the inning with a base hit up the middle and went to second on Brown's sacrifice. Dave Roberts and Shawn Green would both walk and Dempster walked Jordan to bring home Izturis.

Juan Castro contributed an RBI fielder's choice in the home half of the seventh to put the Reds back in front, 2-1. Sean Casey singled leading off and Austin Kearns walked. Ryan Freel then ran for Casey and Adam Dunn walked one out later to load the bases. Castro then grounded into a fielder's choice to easily score Freel.

Kinkade's RBI double in the eighth evened the score for LA. Cora delivered a one-out single to shallow center field and advanced to second when Izturis grounded out to first. Kinkade then stroked a pinch-hit double to deep right field, scoring Cora for a 2-2 contest.

Cincinnati had a runner on third with one away in the 10th, but Wily Mo Pena grounded into an inning-ending double play.

Game Notes

Both teams had eight hits...The attendance was 24,333...The Reds have won consecutive games for only the second time this season...It was Brown's first 10-strikeout game since last May 11 and the 25th of his career...Dave Roberts was 0-for-4 for LA, ending his career-best hitting streak at 10 games.

04/24 22:54:55 ET

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