DODGERS 2, REDS 1
I see you, Hanley! All you do is hit.
Clayton Kershaw was absolutely dominant, at this point becoming the stuff of legend at the tender age of 25. He went 8 innings and only gave up one run, bringing his season ERA below 2.0 and moving his record to 10-6. But so was the Reds' Homer Bailey, who was trying to bounce back after a post-no hitter slump. So behind a sell-out crowd that was treated to this great pitching matchup, it was Hanley Ramirez left to make the difference, and he did, taking it deep to left with one on. His two-run home run was the difference, helping keep the Dodgers a half game up in first place after the D'bags had walloped the hapless Padres. Meanwhile, the equally hapless Cubs beat the Gnats 3-2.
Carl Crawford stayed hot, going 3-4 and Kenley Jansen was dominant for his 13th save.
Good bounceback win after last night's tough loss as we round into the second half of this four-game stand.