VegasInsider.com
VI Mobile Scores and Betting OddsVI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds Be Social
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Golf
Auto
Horses
Soccer
Boxing/MMA
More
Betting Tools

 
Frazier homers, Reds top Dodgers

CINCINNATI (AP) - Todd Frazier hit a two-run homer off Zack Greinke, who lost his perfect record at Great American Ball Park, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday afternoon for a split of their four-game series.

Advertisement
The Reds won the last two games to finish a 5-5 homestand that left them stuck closer to the bottom of the NL Central than the top.

Alfredo Simon (9-3) gave up seven singles in eight innings, joining the Cardinals' Adam Wainwright as the NL's nine-game winners.

Greinke (8-3) had been 4-0 in five games at Great American. A slow start cost him his perfect mark. Skip Schumaker opened the Reds' first with a single, and Frazier followed with his team-high 14th homer on Greinke's fifth pitch of the game. Joey Votto doubled on the next pitch as well.

Cincinnati would get only one more hit off Greinke, who went six innings before leaving for a pinch-hitter.

The Reds added a pair of runs in the eighth, when Zack Cozart doubled and scored on Brandon League's wild pitch. Ryan Ludwick had an RBI single.

Simon matched his career high with eight innings and held the lead by pitching out of a threat in the seventh with a 2-1 lead. Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier opened with singles. Tim Federowicz flied out too shallow to score the run, and Kemp was caught in a rundown after he tried to score on Miguel Rojas' grounder. Pinch-hitter Scott Van Slyke struck out to end the threat.

Aroldis Chapman pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances.

Simon's nine wins match his total for his last two seasons with Cincinnati, when he was a reliever. Simon moved into the rotation when Mat Latos tore knee cartilage and had surgery at the start of spring training. Latos is expected to bump left-hander Tony Cingrani from the rotation when he returns from the disabled list this weekend.

The Reds' offense was finally back together during the homestand, with Votto returning from a strained muscle above his left knee that landed him on the disabled list for 23 games. Votto had a double and a single on Thursday, leaving him 4-for-10 in his three games back.

The Dodgers completed a 4-3 trip to Colorado and Cincinnati, two hitter-friendly ballparks. Their pitching was solid, but the offense faded at the end, scoring one run in the last two games. They were limited to eight singles on Thursday, including Kemp's RBI hit in the first inning.

NOTES: The Dodgers start a six-game homestand on Friday against Arizona. LHP Clayton Kershaw (5-2) faces Chase Anderson (5-0). ... The Reds play their next six games in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. Homer Bailey (7-3) faces Matt Garza (4-4) on Friday. ... LA is 39-22 against the Reds since the start of the 2006 season. .... The Dodgers won a challenge in the first inning, when Brandon Phillips initially was called safe at first base. The replay showed he was out. ... SS Hanley Ramirez was out of the lineup for a second consecutive game with a sore throwing shoulder. ... Frazier has five homers in his last 11 games. ... Cozart extended his hitting streak to seven games.

---

Follow Joe Kay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apjoekay

Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and Associated Press.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written
consent of STATS LLC and Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

  
HEADLINES
News: Season Win Total Update
Lawrence: September Pitchers Report
Red Sox move closer to AL East title
Lindor's 33rd HR helps Indians rout M's
Yanks top Jays, clinch playoff berth
Brewers' Shaw homers in 10th, stuns Cubs
Astros win 6-2, Angels lose 6th in row
Maxwell is 1st MLBer to kneel during anthem
Braves extend C Suzuki another year
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
MLB Pro Baseball Handicapper Sports Picks Records
MLB Hot Streaks
3-0 L3, 20-7 Streak, 15-4 G-Plays
11-2 L13 G-Plays, 7-3 L10 Picks
4-1 Yesterday, 52-23 +2,476 Run
5-1 +435 L6 Picks, +1,611 TY
3-0 Y'day, 6-1 +636 L7 G-Plays
4-0, +453 Last 4 Selections
13-4 +882 L2 Days, +2,821 Totals
3-1 +331 Yesterday, +3,295 TY
5-1 +462 L5 Days, 3-1 L4 G-Plays
9-2, +691 MLB Win Streak
4-1 L5 G-Plays, 6-2 L8 Picks
14-5 L19 Guaranteed Plays
3-1 L4 G-Plays, 6-3 +295 L9 Picks
5-1 L6, 9-4 +549 L13 G-Plays
11-5 L16 Over/Under Plays
8-3 L11 G-Plays, 11-5 L16 Picks
MLB Pro Baseball Expert Sports Picks
2017 MLB SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 3295
ASA + 1611
Stephen Nover + 1434
Underdog Leaders
Handicapper Money
Chip Chirimbes + 2330
Vince Akins + 1817
Gary Bart + 1573
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
NeiltheGreek + 2821
John Fisher + 541
Joe Williams + 533
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 813
ASA + 668
Joe Nelson + 604
Favorite Leaders
Handicapper Money
John Fisher + 899
Stephen Nover + 671
Scott Rickenbach + 553
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Dave Cokin + 1514
Stephen Nover + 1495
ASA + 1049
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Gold Membership