Puig, Kemp star in lapse to L.A., though Reds remove painfully

Yasiel Puig’s homer stole a uncover early in his initial diversion behind in L.A., and Matt Kemp seemed to supplement a manoeuvre de beauty for a Reds.

But Joc Pederson had a final word for a Dodgers.

Pederson strike a two-run homer in a bottom of a ninth, spoiling a lapse of Puig and Kemp and promulgation a Reds to a unpleasant 4-3 loss.

Puig, who arrived during a ballpark 70 mins late and

missed removing his NL Championship ring

from a Dodgers owner, crushed a two-run homer in a initial inning off Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. With a diversion tied 2-2 in a tip of a ninth, Kemp strike a two-out singular to measure Curt Casali from second with a go-ahead run.

But Reds closer Raisel Iglesias (0-3) walked pinch-hitter David Freese heading off and Pederson homered over a right margin wall to give a Dodgers a walkoff win before 52,974 fans.

Puig, Kemp and associate former Dodgers Kyle Farmer and Alex Wood — all traded to a Reds in a offseason — were given pregame tributes on a video house and shrill ovations. Puig got a loudest, and Dodger fans responded again when he stepped adult a image for a initial time.

“It felt like something special today,” Puig said,

according to Reds.com.

“There were a lot of people, a lot of fans during a game. All a fans were chanting my name and gave me an ovation. This finished me happy. we don’t know given people did that. Probably, it’s given we did a best pursuit we could do a final 6 years here for a city.”


Puig dismisses late arrival.

“These Dodgers fans are special,” Kemp said. “Yasiel and we have been here a prolonged time and we know a lot of people out here. They showed insane love. Yeah, it was special, generally being here on Jackie Robinson Day.”

Both Puig and Kemp went 2-for-4.

The diversion – also featuring Kershaw in his deteriorate entrance opposite a Reds’ Luis Castillo, shining in his initial 3 outings – started with a big, thespian strike that Dodgers players and fans used to suffer examination from Puig.

“I consider a fans were flattering shocked, though we weren’t that shocked,” Kemp said, “That’s something he would do.”

Puig flipped a bat as he pennyless into his home run run and dignified his 50th career blast during Dodger Stadium. Fans responded with a brew of boos and cheers.

“I wish we could have finished anything though give adult a homer to Puig in his initial at-bat, though he put a good representation on a ball,” Kershaw said.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner, who had been worried by left shoulder inflammation in open training, close out a Reds over a subsequent 6 innings. The left-hander authorised 5 hits, struck out 6 and walked none.

“For me, it was a success overall,” Kershaw said.

Cody Bellinger’s ground-rule double into a right margin dilemma left a Dodgers trailing 2-1 in a initial and Castillo, who had control problems, gave adult a bases-loaded travel to A.J. Pollock that tied it in a fifth.

In a third, Castillo drilled Bellinger, a NL home run leader, on a right kneecap with a 95 mph pitch. Castillo signaled an reparation to Bellinger, who hobbled to initial bottom though had to leave a diversion after a inning.

“He’s a unequivocally good pitcher,” Kershaw said, “but we can’t skip by that much. That was unequivocally bad.”

Castillo walked 5 and struck out 7 in 5 innings. He authorised 4 hits.

Neither starter figured in a decision. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen (1-0) got a win after giving adult Kemp’s go-ahead single.

Bellinger’s X-rays after a diversion were negative.

“Still really hurts though zero serious,” Bellinger said. “Wake adult tomorrow and see how it feels.”

Bellinger leads a NL with 9 homers, 22 runs, 22 RBIs and a .424 batting average.


Reds: 1B Joey Votto was sitting out until distinguished out as a pinch-hitter in a eighth. … LHP Alex Wood (lower back) assimilated a group in LA from Goodyear, Arizona, where he has been rehabbing.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (left knee strain) creates a teenager joining rehab start Wednesday during Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He’ll toss 4 innings and 60 pitches, followed by an inning in a bullpen. … LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) threw a 40-pitch bullpen event and felt good.


The Dodgers have homered in 30 uninterrupted home games dating to Aug. 21. They are dual divided from restraining a Colorado Rockies’ vital joining symbol of homering in 32 true home games from Apr 19-July 3, 1999.


Casali became a initial Reds catcher to start a diversion attack leadoff given 1900. He was hitless with a strikeout in his initial 3 at-bats before doubling heading off a ninth.


Retired Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully assimilated a widow of his crony Jackie Robinson to respect a actor who pennyless baseball’s tone separator during Robinson’s centennial birthday celebration.

Robinson’s 96-year-old widow, Rachel, was assimilated by a couple’s daughter, Sharon, and son, David, on a field. Scully greeted Rachel Robinson with a lick after being introduced to a crowd, with Scully sketch a loudest cheers in a singular open appearance.


Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle (0-0, 0.82 ERA) won his usually career start opposite LA during Dodger Stadium final May.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (2-1, 4.76) has a 1-1 record with 4.61 ERA in 3 career starts opposite Cincinnati. He’s struck out 16 and walked three.

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