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Los Angeles at Cincinnati

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Cincinnati (7-9) «10001240x8130

Reds 8, Dodgers 5

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CINCINNATI -- Mike Leake was pretty laid-back for a guy who had just earned his first professional win.

The Cincinnati rookie lasted seven innings and benefited from a go-ahead, two-run double by Scott Rolen late in the Reds' 8-5 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night.

Drafted eighth overall out of Arizona State last year, Leake was making his third pro start -- all in the major leagues this season. He became the first Cincinnati starter to win in 2010, but his postgame demeanor suggested somebody waiting for a bus.

"Not a lot gets to me," said the 22-year-old pitcher, barely old enough to drink the beer his teammates showered him with in celebration. "I'm excited. I just don't show it too much. It feels good, not necessarily for my first one, but for the starters and the team."

Reds manager Dusty Baker was happy to see a starter last that long after his first two in the series couldn't get through the sixth.

"Leake gave us everything you can ask for, and we got some big runs late in the game," Baker said.

Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the sixth for the Reds, who came from behind twice for their seventh victory of the year.

Dodgers left fielder Manny Ramirez left in the sixth after straining his right calf while running out a single. Los Angeles manager Joe Torre said the slugger would be out at least two days and possibly the entire weekend series at Washington.

Andre Ethier and pinch-hitter Garret Anderson each had a two-run homer for Los Angeles.

The Dodgers were leading 5-4 when Rolen smacked a two-run double off the left-center wall with two outs in the seventh. Drew Stubbs and Ryan Hanigan added run-scoring singles as the Reds sent nine batters to the plate against Los Angeles relievers Hong-Chih Kuo (0-1) and Ronald Belisario.

"Four runs with any outs is good," Rolen said. "I don't want to get too theoretical about this, but it probably means we're swinging at strikes and being aggressive in the zone."

Leake (1-0) allowed eight hits and five runs with one walk and five strikeouts. Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his sixth save in seven opportunities.

Dodgers starter Vicente Padilla gave up eight hits and four runs -- three earned. He didn't walk anybody and finished with eight strikeouts, giving him 1,000 in his career. The right-hander, making his first bid for career victory No. 100, mixed 96 mph fastballs with changeups registering as low as 53 mph on the Great American Ball Park radar gun, including one in the sixth inning that Bruce hit into the visitors' bullpen for his third home run of the season, giving the Reds a brief 4-3 lead.

"How many home runs have you seen hit on that pitch?" Padilla said. "I had been throwing that pitch throughout the game and had success with it."

Matt Kemp singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to 11 games and Ethier followed with his fifth home run of the season and second in two nights.

Chris Dickerson led off the bottom half with an infield single, moved to third on Orlando Cabrera's chopper over the head of third baseman Casey Blake and scored on Joey Votto's sacrifice fly down the left-field line that Ramirez tracked down with a lunging catch after a long run.

The Dodgers got that run back in the fifth on Blake DeWitt's leadoff single and a two-out RBI single by Rafael Furcal, who drove in four runs in the Dodgers' 14-6 victory on Wednesday.

After the Reds took their 4-3 lead, Anderson got it back for Los Angeles by lining a two-run drive into the right-field seats in the seventh. The home run was his first since last Sept. 21 for Atlanta at New York.


Stubbs batted somewhere other than leadoff for the first time in 49 career starts. Stubbs, who went into the game hitless in his previous 19 at-bats, flied out in the first before singling in the fifth while batting seventh. ... DeWitt singled in the fifth to extend his hitting streak to a career-high six games. He had been stopped at five three times. ... Before the game, the Dodgers placed RHP Jeff Weaver on the 15-day disabled list with back spasms and activated Kuo. ... Los Angeles also announced that RHP Russ Ortiz had chosen to become a free agent after being designated for assignment on Sunday. ... The Reds optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to Triple-A Louisville and recalled RHP Carlos Fisher.

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Players of the Game

O. Cabrera
AB 4
R 1
H 3
HR 0
Los Angeles

A. Ethier
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1

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Los Angeles Dodgers
Rafael Furcal, SS5011002 .344
Matt Kemp, CF3110111 .333
Andre Ethier, RF4112001 .388
Manny Ramirez, LF3010000 .415
    Reed Johnson, PR-LF1000010 .280
James Loney, 1B4010010 .313
Casey Blake, 3B4000032 .288
Blake DeWitt, 2B3110100 .268
Russell Martin, C4120010 .333
Vicente Padilla, P2000001 .000
   a- Garret Anderson, PH1112000 .192
    Hong-Chih Kuo, P0000000 .000
    Ronald Belisario, P0000000 .000
    George Sherrill, P0000000 .000
    Ramon Troncoso, P0000000 .000
   b- Ronnie Belliard, PH1000012 .391
a-homered for Padilla in the 7th
b-struck out for Troncoso in the 9th
HR - Andre Ethier (5, Leake), Garret Anderson (1, Leake)
RBI - Rafael Furcal (6), Andre Ethier 2 (16), Garret Anderson 2 (4)
2-OUT RBI - Rafael Furcal (5)
CS - Reed Johnson (1, 3rd base by Leake/Hanigan)
Team LOB - 5
E - Vicente Padilla (1, Throwing)
Los Angeles Dodgers
Vicente Padilla 6843081 7.06
Hong-Chih Kuo (H,1; L,0-1) 0.1122100 54.00
Ronald Belisario (BS,1) 0.2322100 10.80
George Sherrill 0.1100100 10.13
Ramon Troncoso 0.2000020 4.50
IBB - Bruce by Ronald Belisario
Pitches-Strikes - Vicente Padilla 94-67, Hong-Chih Kuo 8-4, Ronald Belisario 18-9, George Sherrill 10-4, Ramon Troncoso 9-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vicente Padilla 5-6, Hong-Chih Kuo 1-0, George Sherrill 1-0
Batters Faced - Vicente Padilla 27, Hong-Chih Kuo 3, Ronald Belisario 6, George Sherrill 3, Ramon Troncoso 2
Cincinnati Reds
Chris Dickerson, LF5110023 .257
Orlando Cabrera, SS4131110 .262
Joey Votto, 1B3111103 .321
Brandon Phillips, 2B5110025 .222
Scott Rolen, 3B5112014 .289
Jay Bruce, RF3212120 .200
Drew Stubbs, CF4121000 .174
Ryan Hanigan, C4031010 .409
Mike Leake, P2000011 .429
   a- Miguel Cairo, PH1000002 .125
    Arthur Rhodes, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
a-popped out for Leake in the 7th
2B - Brandon Phillips (5, Padilla), Scott Rolen (2, Belisario)
HR - Jay Bruce (3, Padilla)
SF - Joey Votto (1)
SH - Mike Leake (1)
RBI - Orlando Cabrera (12), Joey Votto (9), Scott Rolen 2 (7), Jay Bruce 2 (7), Drew Stubbs (6), Ryan Hanigan (6)
2-OUT RBI - Orlando Cabrera (4), Scott Rolen 2 (4), Drew Stubbs (2), Ryan Hanigan (6)
Team LOB - 9
DP - Hanigan-Rolen
Cincinnati Reds
Mike Leake (W,1-0) 7855152 3.92
Arthur Rhodes (H,4) 1000020 1.35
Francisco Cordero (S,6) 1100110 3.12
Pitches-Strikes - Mike Leake 93-58, Arthur Rhodes 14-10, Francisco Cordero 18-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Leake 13-2, Arthur Rhodes 1-0
Batters Faced - Mike Leake 29, Arthur Rhodes 3, Francisco Cordero 5
Game Information
Attendance - 13261
Game Time - 2:47
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Tim McClelland, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Andy Fletcher, Third Base - Adrian Johnson