Ace-off? More like aced out.
The Dodgers became the last team to lose its first game since the All-Star Break tonight, falling to the Reds' Mat Latos, who went 7.2 IP and held the Dodgers to 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB and 4 Ks. Meanwhile, Zack Greinke didn't have his best stuff tonight, yielding a solo HR to Xavier Paul in the first and a two-run shot to Jay Bruce in the sixth. (So maybe there is something to that pre-game headline: Latos seemed like an ace; Greinke was a little off.)
Throw in a shaky top of the ninth from Carlos Marmol, and you've got the Dodgers' first loss in seven games.
Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez both had two hits tonight; Andre Ethier and AJ Ellis each went 0-for-4 in the 5- and 6-holes, which didn't help. No worries, we've got these guys for three more games on this series. Let's rest up and get 'em.