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Kemp has career-best six RBI, Dodgers rally past Reds

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CINCINNATI -- Matt Kemp couldn't believe the mid-afternoon heat during batting practice.

"After BP, I was like this," he said, dropping his head as if he was about to pass out. "Whew!"

The heat won't be the lasting memory from his career game.

Kemp hit a tying grand slam in the eighth inning for his second homer of the game, and Jamey Carroll singled in the go-ahead run in the 11th, sending the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 11-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

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The Dodgers pulled off their biggest comeback of the season and improved to 5-0 in extra innings.

Carroll's fourth hit started a four-run rally off Carlos Fisher (0-3). Aaron Miles also singled home a run, and Fisher's throwing error helped the Dodgers pull away. Kemp finished it with a run-scoring forceout for his career-high sixth RBI.

"It was real hard, but I made it through it," Kemp said, cracking open a bottle of water in front of his locker. "It was definitely a big game for me."

And for the depleted Dodgers, who sent two more players to the disabled list but managed to pull one out anyway. Rookie Javy Guerra (1-0) pitched out of a threat in the 10th for his first big league win.

The Reds scored a run in the 11th before Ramon Troncoso got Brandon Phillips to fly out with two runners aboard. The Dodgers improved to 27-10 against the Reds since 2006.

The Reds took advantage of Clayton Kershaw's fade on a steamy afternoon, pulling ahead 7-2 after seven innings. Joey Votto's three-run homer off the left-hander put right-hander Johnny Cueto in line for his first career win over the Dodgers.

The NL's busiest bullpen couldn't hold on. Cincinnati's relievers lead the league in innings, and manager Dusty Baker used six on Saturday without success.

"That's tough to take," Baker said. "That just goes to show how things can change on you in a minute."

Los Angeles sent nine batters to the plate in the eighth. Miles singled home a run off Nick Masset, and Kemp hit the second pitch from Logan Ondrusek for his sixth career grand slam, tying it at 7.

Kemp has 15 homers overall, two behind Cincinnati's Jay Bruce for the NL lead. He's among the league leaders in various offensive categories, batting .318 with 46 RBIs.

"He's kind of putting it all together," manager Don Mattingly said. "Over the course of the season, we see what Matt's capable of. Though he's had good seasons, we knew he was capable of more."

Kershaw was coming off his second career shutout and handled the Reds with ease through the first five innings, fanning nine on a nasty afternoon - 91 degrees, sunny and humid. Votto's eighth homer in the sixth finally got the Reds going.

"I threw a slider that he hit for a three-run homer," Kershaw said. "I can't throw that pitch right there. I've got to get it down."

Cincinnati pulled away after Kershaw left in the seventh. Pinch-hitter Chris Heisey doubled home a pair of runs off Mike MacDougal and scored on Drew Stubbs' double for a 7-2 lead. Six of the runs were charged to Kershaw, the most he's allowed this season.

The Dodgers put two more players on the DL before the game, adding to their devastating run of injuries.

Shortstop Rafael Furcal strained muscles in his left side during the Reds' 2-1 win on Friday night, sidelining him for the second time this season. Furcal broke his left thumb in April. Starter Jon Garlandalso went on the DL with a sore pitching shoulder.

That makes 13 Dodgers sidelined by injury so far, including five relievers and three-fourths of their infield at various points.

Notes

  • The crowd of 40,324 represented the Reds' fifth sellout this season.
  • The Dodgers called up INF Ivan De Jesus and RHP John Ely to fill the roster spots.
  • The Reds expect to call up RHP Edinson Volquez next week. He was sent down on May 23 to fix his control problems.
  • Votto's homer was his second in June. He hit one in May.
  • 2B Phillips returned after sitting out one game with a sore wrist. He made a barehanded grab-and-throw on Miles' grounder to get an out in the sixth.
  • Phillips' RBI single in the sixth snapped an 0-for-13 slump.
  • The Reds are 4-3 in extra innings.
 
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Matt Kemp looks up to the skies after hitting one of his two home runs against the Reds, including a game-tying grand slam. (Getty Images)
Matt Kemp looks up to the skies after hitting one of his two home runs against the Reds, including a game-tying grand slam. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Cincinnati

J. Votto
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Los Angeles

M. Kemp
AB 5
R 2
H 3
HR 2
RBI 6
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jamey Carroll, SS5241100 .301
Aaron Miles, 2B-3B5233011 .275
Andre Ethier, RF5101114 .322
Matt Kemp, CF5236110 .318
Casey Blake, 3B4000121 .284
    Javy Guerra, P0000100 .000
    Ramon Troncoso, P0000000 .000
James Loney, 1B6010014 .239
Jerry Sands, LF4000002 .211
    Scott Elbert, P0000000 .000
    Matt Guerrier, P0000000 .000
    Juan Castro, 2B1110000 .286
Dioner Navarro, C4110010 .200
Clayton Kershaw, P1000000 .231
    Mike MacDougal, P0000000 .000
   a- Tony Gwynn Jr., PH-LF3220000 .209
Totals4311151157  
a-singled for MacDougal in the 8th
Batting
HR - Matt Kemp 2 (15, Cueto, Ondrusek)
SF - Aaron Miles (1)
SH - Dioner Navarro (1), Clayton Kershaw (3)
RBI - Jamey Carroll (5), Aaron Miles 3 (13), Andre Ethier (27), Matt Kemp 6 (46)
PK - Andre Ethier (1, Cueto)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Andre Ethier 1
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Clayton Kershaw 6.2666291 3.05
Mike MacDougal 0.1211000 1.86
Scott Elbert 1000010 0.00
Matt Guerrier 1100000 3.03
Javy Guerra (W,1-0) 1.1211110 3.24
Ramon Troncoso 0.2200000 5.79
WP - Javy Guerra (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Clayton Kershaw 89-61, Mike MacDougal 11-6, Scott Elbert 12-8, Matt Guerrier 11-7, Javy Guerra 37-23, Ramon Troncoso 13-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Clayton Kershaw 2-7, Mike MacDougal 1-0, Scott Elbert 1-1, Javy Guerra 2-1, Ramon Troncoso 1-1
Batters Faced - Clayton Kershaw 26, Mike MacDougal 3, Scott Elbert 3, Matt Guerrier 4, Javy Guerra 7, Ramon Troncoso 4
Cincinnati Reds
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Drew Stubbs, CF5121120 .260
Brandon Phillips, 2B6121023 .292
Joey Votto, 1B4123120 .341
Scott Rolen, 3B5000012 .243
Jay Bruce, RF5010022 .292
    Jeremy Horst, P00000001.000
Jonny Gomes, LF3000021 .186
    Nick Masset, P0000000 .000
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
    Logan Ondrusek, P0000000 .000
    Jose Arredondo, P0000000 .000
   a- Miguel Cairo, PH1000000 .301
    Ryan Hanigan, C1110000 .241
Ramon Hernandez, C3220100 .317
    Mike Leake, PR0000000 .235
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
    Carlos Fisher, P0000000 .000
    Fred Lewis, RF1000001 .250
Paul Janish, SS5111002 .217
Johnny Cueto, P1000000 .100
   b- Chris Heisey, PH-LF3122001 .287
Totals438138311  
a-flied out for Arredondo in the 9th
b-singled for Cueto in the 7th
Batting
2B - Drew Stubbs (11, MacDougal)
HR - Joey Votto (8, Kershaw)
SH - Johnny Cueto (3)
RBI - Drew Stubbs (24), Brandon Phillips (31), Joey Votto 3 (35), Paul Janish (16), Chris Heisey 2 (19)
2-OUT RBI - Drew Stubbs (14), Brandon Phillips (7), Joey Votto 3 (13), Chris Heisey 2 (9)
CS - Joey Votto (4, 2nd base by Kershaw/Navarro)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Drew Stubbs 1
DP - Rolen-B. Phillips-Votto, Stubbs-Votto
E - Carlos Fisher (1, Throwing), Drew Stubbs (1, Misplayed grounder)
Cincinnati Reds
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnny Cueto 7522131 2.27
Nick Masset 0.1333010 4.31
Bill Bray0011100 1.77
Logan Ondrusek (BS,2) 0.2211011 1.93
Jose Arredondo 1100110 1.74
Francisco Cordero 1000110 1.59
Carlos Fisher (L,0-3) 0.2443100 3.75
Jeremy Horst 0.1000000 1.59
WP - Johnny Cueto (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Johnny Cueto 88-56, Nick Masset 10-8, Bill Bray 6-2, Logan Ondrusek 15-9, Jose Arredondo 22-12, Francisco Cordero 17-8, Carlos Fisher 20-12, Jeremy Horst 5-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Johnny Cueto 12-4, Jose Arredondo 1-1, Carlos Fisher 3-0
Batters Faced - Johnny Cueto 25, Nick Masset 4, Bill Bray 1, Logan Ondrusek 4, Jose Arredondo 5, Francisco Cordero 3, Carlos Fisher 8, Jeremy Horst 1
Game Information
Attendance - 40324
Game Time - 3:58
Temperature - 91
Umpires - Home - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Jerry Layne, Third Base - Bob Davidson