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L.A. Dodgers (7-7) «12101431114182
Cincinnati (6-9)300102000690

Dodgers 14, Reds 6

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CINCINNATI -- Rafael Furcal lined out on the game's first pitch, hitting the ball so hard that second baseman Brandon Phillips fell on his back after catching it.

With Furcal leading the way, the Dodgers knocked the Reds around all night.

Their leadoff hitter drove in four runs with a single, double and triple to highlight another big performance by the majors' best-hitting lineup Wednesday night, leading Los Angeles to a 14-6 victory over Cincinnati. The Dodgers scored in all but one inning, a dominating performance from top to bottom.

"I think everybody's feeling good right now," Furcal said. "You can see it."

Sure can, right there in those gaudy offensive numbers.

The Dodgers came into the game with a .302 batting average that led the majors and five players hitting .320 or better. They piled up 18 hits overall and reached a season high in runs.

Andre Ethier had a solo homer among his three hits, and Matt Kemp extended his hitting streak to 10 games with his seventh homer of the season. James Loney broke the game open with a bases-loaded single that made it 9-4 in the sixth inning.

"We've got a great lineup 1-to-8," Kemp said, then caught himself. "1-to-9 -- we've got some pitchers that can hit, too. We're getting good at-bats, fouling off good pitches and making the pitchers make mistakes."

There were plenty of those to go around the batting order. The Reds have lost six of seven, with their rotation still lacking a victory. Top starter Aaron Harang (0-3) had another rough time, giving up 10 hits in only 5 2/3 innings.

"He was pitching behind in the count and when you do that, bad things happen," manager Dusty Baker said. "It seemed like every time somebody walked, they scored. It wasn't very pretty tonight."

Hiroki Kuroda (2-0) gave up a pair of homers and had an overturned call go against him, but got a win that moved the Dodgers back to .500 for the fourth time this season. They have yet to go over the mark.

It added up to another emphatic LA win in the lopsided series. The Dodgers are 23-5 against the Reds since 2006, their best mark against any team in that span, according to STATS LLC.

"They keep coming at people," manager Joe Torre said of his offense. "They don't take an inning off and to me, that's the best news."

The discouraging news for Cincinnati: Harang getting knocked around again. The Reds' ace is 12-34 over his last three seasons. He gave up seven runs, raising his earned run average to 8.31. Manny Ramirez, who missed two games over the weekend because of a tight right calf, had three of the 10 hits off Harang, including a pair of RBI singles.

"Obviously, it's bad luck," Harang said. "I'm in a bad spell right now. We're close enough to Kentucky -- I should be able to find a horseshoe."

Kuroda gave up a two-run homer by Joey Votto and a solo shot by Scott Rolen in the first inning. The right-hander allowed seven hits and six runs -- three earned -- in 5 2/3 innings.

The Reds tied it with the help of an overturned call in the fourth, when Harang batted with the bases loaded and two outs. He hit a sinking liner to right, where Ethier appeared to short-hop the ball while trying for a diving catch. First base umpire Tim McClelland signaled out, and Reds manager Dusty Baker argued.

The crew huddled and reversed the call, giving Harang a single and the Reds a run that tied it at 4. Chris Dickerson struck out to end the inning.

"I called him out," said McClelland, the crew chief. "We got together. Through consultation we determined that he didn't catch the ball. We got a directive that says we can place runners where we thought they would have been had the call been called accurately the first time. We put the runners at the bases."

Ramirez broke the tie with a run-scoring single in the fifth, and the Dodgers were on their way. Ramirez went 3 for 4 with a walk, raising his average to .421.

Notes

The Dodgers activated RH reliever Ronald Belisario off the restricted list. Belisario didn't arrive at spring training until late March because of visa problems. He pitched a perfect inning. ... RH Jeff Weaver relieved in the eighth, retired the only batter he faced and felt a twinge in his back on his last pitch. He left as a precaution. "I've had it before," Weaver said. "It's not anything different. There was no pain down my leg or anything like that." ... Dodgers LHP Hong-Chih Kuo (sore elbow) will likely be activated from the DL later in the week. ... Dickerson started in CF in place of struggling Drew Stubbs, hitless in his last 19 at-bats.

 
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Players of the Game
Los Angeles

R. Furcal
AB 5
R 3
H 3
HR 0
RBI 4
Los Angeles

M. Kemp
AB 3
R 4
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS5334100 .356
Matt Kemp, CF3412202 .333
Andre Ethier, RF5232100 .400
Manny Ramirez, LF4032100 .421
    Reed Johnson, LF1011000 .292
James Loney, 1B6132004 .317
Casey Blake, 3B6011017 .313
Blake DeWitt, 2B4110000 .263
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
   a- Garret Anderson, PH1000001 .160
    Jeff Weaver, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Monasterios, P0000000 .000
Russell Martin, C5220011 .317
Hiroki Kuroda, P2000022 .000
    George Sherrill, P0000000 .000
   b- Jamey Carroll, PH-2B1100110 .263
Totals4314181465  
a-flied out for Belisario in the 8th
b-walked for Sherrill in the 7th
Batting
2B - Rafael Furcal (5, Harang), James Loney (4, Ondrusek)
3B - Rafael Furcal (1, Ondrusek)
HR - Matt Kemp (7, Ondrusek), Andre Ethier (4, Harang)
SH - Hiroki Kuroda (2)
RBI - Rafael Furcal 4 (5), Matt Kemp 2 (20), Andre Ethier 2 (14), Manny Ramirez 2 (12), Reed Johnson (2), James Loney 2 (7), Casey Blake (11)
2-OUT RBI - Rafael Furcal 4 (4), Matt Kemp 2 (6), Andre Ethier (1), Manny Ramirez (3), Reed Johnson (1), James Loney 2 (5)
SB - Rafael Furcal (7, 3rd base off Owings/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Andre Ethier 1
DP - Loney-Furcal
E - Blake DeWitt (2, Misplayed grounder), Rafael Furcal (2, Misplayed grounder)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Hiroki Kuroda (W,2-0) 5.2763242 2.18
George Sherrill 0.1100100 10.80
Ronald Belisario 1000000 0.00
Jeff Weaver 0.1000000 5.06
Carlos Monasterios 1.2100110 3.00
Pitches-Strikes - Hiroki Kuroda 103-61, George Sherrill 19-13, Ronald Belisario 8-5, Jeff Weaver 2-1, Carlos Monasterios 27-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Hiroki Kuroda 7-7, Ronald Belisario 2-1, Jeff Weaver 1-0, Carlos Monasterios 2-1
Batters Faced - Hiroki Kuroda 27, George Sherrill 3, Ronald Belisario 3, Jeff Weaver 1, Carlos Monasterios 6
Cincinnati Reds
Chris Dickerson, CF3000013 .267
   a- Drew Stubbs, PH-CF1000110 .143
Orlando Cabrera, SS4112100 .228
Joey Votto, 1B4122102 .321
Brandon Phillips, 2B5010002 .224
Scott Rolen, 3B4221001 .300
    Paul Janish, 3B0000000 .364
Jay Bruce, RF4110010 .192
Jonny Gomes, LF4000003 .227
Ramon Hernandez, C3010111 .212
Aaron Harang, P2011010 .167
    Micah Owings, P0000000 .000
    Danny Herrera, P0000000 .000
   b- Miguel Cairo, PH1100000 .133
    Logan Ondrusek, P0000000 .000
   c- Laynce Nix, PH1000001 .200
    Mike Lincoln, P0000000 .000
Totals3669645  
a-walked for Dickerson in the 6th
b-grounded out for Herrera in the 6th
c-grounded into a double play for Ondrusek in the 8th
Batting
HR - Joey Votto (3, Kuroda), Scott Rolen (4, Kuroda)
RBI - Orlando Cabrera 2 (11), Joey Votto 2 (8), Scott Rolen (5), Aaron Harang (1)
2-OUT RBI - Orlando Cabrera 2 (3), Scott Rolen (2), Aaron Harang (1)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - B. Phillips-Cabrera-Votto
PB - Ramon Hernandez (1)
Cincinnati Reds
Aaron Harang (L,0-3) 5.21076221 8.31
Micah Owings0122200 3.86
Danny Herrera 0.1100010 2.25
Logan Ondrusek 2444111 11.25
Mike Lincoln 1211110 4.50
HBP - Kemp (by Mike Lincoln)
WP - Aaron Harang (3), Logan Ondrusek (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Harang 116-70, Micah Owings 14-5, Danny Herrera 12-7, Logan Ondrusek 44-25, Mike Lincoln 24-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Harang 9-5, Logan Ondrusek 3-2, Mike Lincoln 2-0
Batters Faced - Aaron Harang 28, Micah Owings 3, Danny Herrera 2, Logan Ondrusek 11, Mike Lincoln 7
Game Information
Attendance - 12203
Game Time - 3:36
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Andy Fletcher