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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 1:00 am

Dodgers' 1st-place bid stung by Reds

Associated Press

CINCINNATI – Scooter Gennett had four hits and three RBI, Joey Votto hit a two-run double on his birthday and the Cincinnati Reds improved to 5-0 against the Los Angeles Dodgers this season with a 10-6 victory Monday night.

Eugenio Suarez added a solo home run for the last-place Reds, and Jose Peraza had two hits and scored three runs.

Los Angeles had just taken two of three in a weekend series at Coors Field that left the Dodgers a half-game behind first-place Colorado in the NL West. The Rockies played late Monday against visiting Arizona.

Jared Hughes (4-3) got Yasiel Puig to line into a bases-loaded double play to end the seventh after an 11-pitch at-bat and added a perfect eighth to get the win.

Gennett, second in the NL in hitting going into the game, went 4 for 5 to boost his batting average to .320 with his sixth multihit game in his last nine appearances.

Votto, celebrating his 35th birthday, just missed hitting a three-run homer in Cincinnati's four-run first inning, settling for a two-run double with a drive that bounced off the yellow padding along the top of the right-field wall and stayed in play.