Pederson's HR in 9th rallies Dodgers past Reds 4-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Yasiel Puig's homer stole the show early against his former Los Angeles teammates. But Joc Pederson had the last word for the Dodgers.

Pederson hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, pointing into the Dodger dugout and thumping his chest as he left the box, triggering a huge celebration.

His big blow rallied the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds Monday night in Clayton Kershaw's season debut.

''It was a nice outcome,'' Pederson said. ''I got it pretty good.''

Raisel Iglesias (0-3) walked pinch-hitter David Freese leading off before Pederson homered over the right field wall. The Reds had taken a 3-2 lead in the top of the inning on former teammate Matt Kemp's RBI single with two outs.

''When it comes to in between the lines and winning a ballgame, it doesn't matter who is on the other side,'' Pederson said of facing his ex-teammates.

Retired broadcaster Vin Scully had Dodger Stadium buzzing with a surprise pregame appearance to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day.

Kershaw then gave Los Angeles a lift, even though the three-time Cy Young Award winner didn't factor into the decision. Kershaw had been bothered by left shoulder inflammation in spring training. The left-hander allowed two runs and five hits in seven innings. He struck out six and walked none.

''For me, it was a success overall,'' Kershaw said. ''Got some swings and misses, got some behind-the-count easy outs. Curveball I thought was a lot better than it had been in rehab starts so I'll take it for the first one.''

Closer Kenley Jansen (1-0) got the win after giving up Kemp's go-ahead single.

Puig made his presence felt immediately, hammering a two-run shot - his 50th career blast at Dodger Stadium - in the first off Kershaw that gave the Reds a 2-0 lead. Puig received a mix of boos and cheers.

''There's a lot of emotions on both sides,'' Kershaw said. ''I wish I could have done anything but give up a homer to Puig in his first at-bat, but he put a great swing on the ball. I always feel like that favors the hitter when they know you.''

Puig and Kemp are just two of five former Dodgers on the Reds' roster.

''Strange,'' Pederson said about facing so many ex-teammates. ''I got to first base and (Kyle) Farmer was there. Some really close buddies.''

The Dodgers lost NL home run leader Cody Bellinger in the third when he got drilled on the right kneecap by a 95 mph pitch from Luis Castillo, who waited to catch Bellinger's eye at first and signal an apology before he resumed pitching.

''He's a very good pitcher,'' Kershaw said, ''but you can't miss by that much, that was really bad.''

Bellinger was knocked down and eventually hobbled to first base. He stayed there until Castillo got the last two outs of the innings via strikeout. Bellinger was replaced by Alex Verdugo in right field.

X-rays after the game were negative.

''Still definitely hurts but nothing serious,'' Bellinger said. ''Wake up tomorrow and see how it feels.''

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

His ground-rule double into the right field corner left the Dodgers trailing 2-1 in the first.

Castillo gave up a bases-loaded walk to A.J. Pollock that tied it at 2 in the fifth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: 1B Joey Votto had the night off before striking out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. ... LHP Alex Wood (lower back) joined the team in LA from Goodyear, Arizona, where he has been rehabbing.

Dodgers: LHP Rich Hill (left knee strain) makes a minor league rehab start Wednesday at Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He'll toss four innings and 60 pitches, followed by an inning in the bullpen. ... LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu (left groin strain) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session and felt good.

GOING LONG

The Dodgers have homered in 30 consecutive home games dating to Aug. 21. They are two away from tying the Colorado Rockies' major league mark of homering in 32 straight home games from April 19-July 3, 1999.

LEADING OFF

Curt Casali became the first Reds catcher to start a game hitting leadoff since 1900.

He was hitless with a strikeout in his first three at-bats before doubling leading off the ninth. He scored on Kemp's single.

WELCOME BACK

The Dodgers played a highlight video featuring Puig, Kemp, Farmer and Wood before the game. Puig, Kemp and Farmer doffed their caps in appreciation of the applause.

''These Dodgers fans are special,'' Kemp said. ''Yasiel and I have been here a long time and we know a lot of people out here. They showed mad love. Yeah, it was special, especially being here on Jackie Robinson Day.''

Puig said, ''There was a lot of fans at the game that were yelling my name. The ovation makes me happy.''

HONORING ROBINSON

Scully joined the widow of his friend Jackie Robinson to honor the player who broke baseball's color barrier during Robinson's centennial birthday celebration.

Robinson's 96-year-old widow, Rachel, was joined by the couple's daughter, Sharon, and son, David, on the field. Scully greeted Rachel Robinson with a kiss after being introduced to the crowd, with Scully drawing the loudest cheers in a rare public appearance.

UP NEXT

Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle (0-0, 0.82 ERA) won his only career start against LA at Dodger Stadium last May.

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

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  • W: K. Jansen (1-0)L: R. Iglesias (0-3)
  • HR: CIN - Y. Puig (2), LAD - J. Pederson (7)
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  • a-struck out for Castillo in the 6th
  • b-fouled out for Farmer in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Stephenson in the 9th
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C. Taylor PR01000000.175.298.300.5981.0
  • a-walked for Jansen in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Casali (4)
  • HR - Y. Puig (2)
  • RBI - Y. Puig 2 (8), M. Kemp (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Kemp
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (4)
  • HR - J. Pederson (7)
  • SH - C. Kershaw
  • RBI - J. Pederson 2 (12), C. Bellinger (23), A. Pollock (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson (6), M. Muncy 3 (6), E. Hernandez 2 (9)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Peraza
FIELDING
  • E - K. Farmer
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Bellinger (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo5.04225701.460.897.5
M. Lorenzen0.10000002.161.680.0
W. Peralta0.20000100.000.950.5
R. Stephenson2.00000200.960.437.0
R. Iglesias (L, 0-3) (BS, 1)0.01221016.751.95-9.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo5.0
M. Lorenzen0.1
W. Peralta0.2
R. Stephenson2.0
R. Iglesias (L, 0-3) (BS, 1)0.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw7.05220612.570.7120.0
P. Baez1.00000204.090.914.0
K. Jansen (W, 1-0)1.02110202.450.958.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw7.0
P. Baez1.0
K. Jansen (W, 1-0)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 98-57, M. Lorenzen 7-4, W. Peralta 11-6, R. Stephenson 22-13, R. Iglesias 8-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 8-1, M. Lorenzen 2-0, W. Peralta 1-0, R. Stephenson 3-0, R. Iglesias 0-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 25, M. Lorenzen 2, W. Peralta 2, R. Stephenson 6, R. Iglesias 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 84-57, P. Baez 17-9, K. Jansen 20-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 13-3, P. Baez 0-1, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 24, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 5
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Y. Puig RF41221011.191.224.383.6077.5
M. Kemp LF40210001.195.195.268.4633.0
J. Peraza 2B30000012.167.184.250.434-1.5
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  • a-struck out for Castillo in the 6th
  • b-fouled out for Farmer in the 8th
  • c-struck out for Stephenson in the 9th
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J. Pederson LF42221102.255.382.6911.07310.0
C. Seager SS41000023.222.338.381.7190.0
J. Turner 3B30200100.302.387.333.7203.0
C. Bellinger RF10110000.433.513.9251.4384.0
A. Verdugo RF10000100.333.351.6941.0461.0
A. Pollock CF30010124.243.295.329.6231.0
M. Muncy 1B40000037.245.333.509.843-1.5
E. Hernandez 2B40000023.296.381.593.974-1.0
A. Barnes C30000110.256.388.436.8240.5
C. Kershaw P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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C. Taylor PR01000000.175.298.300.5981.0
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  • a-walked for Jansen in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Casali (4)
  • HR - Y. Puig (2)
  • RBI - Y. Puig 2 (8), M. Kemp (4)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Kemp
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Bellinger (4)
  • HR - J. Pederson (7)
  • SH - C. Kershaw
  • RBI - J. Pederson 2 (12), C. Bellinger (23), A. Pollock (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson (6), M. Muncy 3 (6), E. Hernandez 2 (9)
BASERUNNING
  • CS - J. Peraza
FIELDING
  • E - K. Farmer
FIELDING
  • Outfield Assist - C. Bellinger (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Castillo5.04225701.460.897.5
M. Lorenzen0.10000002.161.680.0
W. Peralta0.20000100.000.950.5
R. Stephenson2.00000200.960.437.0
R. Iglesias (L, 0-3) (BS, 1)0.01221016.751.95-9.0
Total8.05446101---
PITCHERSIP
L. Castillo5.0
M. Lorenzen0.1
W. Peralta0.2
R. Stephenson2.0
R. Iglesias (L, 0-3) (BS, 1)0.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw7.05220612.570.7120.0
P. Baez1.00000204.090.914.0
K. Jansen (W, 1-0)1.02110202.450.958.0
Total9.07330101---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw7.0
P. Baez1.0
K. Jansen (W, 1-0)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Castillo 98-57, M. Lorenzen 7-4, W. Peralta 11-6, R. Stephenson 22-13, R. Iglesias 8-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Castillo 8-1, M. Lorenzen 2-0, W. Peralta 1-0, R. Stephenson 3-0, R. Iglesias 0-1
  • Batters Faced - L. Castillo 25, M. Lorenzen 2, W. Peralta 2, R. Stephenson 6, R. Iglesias 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 84-57, P. Baez 17-9, K. Jansen 20-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 13-3, P. Baez 0-1, K. Jansen 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 24, P. Baez 3, K. Jansen 5
  • 9TH INNING
    Pederson homered to right center, Taylor scored34
    Kemp singled to right, Casali scored32
  • 5TH INNING
    Pollock walked, Seager scored, Turner to third, Verdugo to second22
  • 1ST INNING
    Bellinger doubled to deep right, Pederson scored, Turner to third21
    Puig homered to center, Suarez scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen relieved Pedro Baez
    • C. Casali: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Casali doubled to deep right center
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Suarez struck out looking
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Puig flied out to deep right, Casali to third
    • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Kemp singled to right, Casali scored
    • Jesse Winker hit for Robert Stephenson
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • David Freese hit for Kenley Jansen
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freese walked
    • Chris Taylor ran for David Freese
    • J. Pederson: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pederson homered to right center, Taylor scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez relieved Clayton Kershaw
    • S. Schebler: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • Joey Votto hit for Kyle Farmer
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul tip, Votto struck out on foul tip
    • D. Dietrich: Ball, Foul, Ball, Dietrich flied out to left
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • R. Stephenson Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Muncy grounded out to pitcher
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Hernandez struck out on foul tip
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Barnes struck out looking
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Puig singled to left
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Kemp reached on fielder's choice to third, Puig out at second
    • J. Peraza: Ball, Ball, Peraza flied out to deep right
    • J. Iglesias: Iglesias flied out to center
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Robert Stephenson pitching
    • Derek Dietrich at first base
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner lined out to center
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Verdugo grounded out to first
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Michael Lorenzen hit for Luis Castillo
    • M. Lorenzen: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Lorenzen struck out swinging
    • C. Casali: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Casali struck out looking
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Lorenzen Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Barnes grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Kershaw safe at first on 3rd baseman Farmer fielding error
    • Wandy Peralta relieved Michael Lorenzen
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pederson reached on fielder's choice to second, Kershaw out at second
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Ball, Iglesias singled to left
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Ball, Schebler grounded out to second, Iglesias out at second
    • K. Farmer: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Farmer grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson singled to center
    • C. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Seager reached on fielder's choice to second, Pederson out at second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner singled to shallow left center, Seager to second
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Verdugo walked, Seager to third, Turner to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pollock walked, Seager scored, Turner to third, Verdugo to second
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Strike swinging, Hernandez lined out to center
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • Alex Verdugo in right field
    • Y. Puig: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Puig struck out on foul tip
    • M. Kemp: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Kemp reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • J. Peraza: Peraza reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Kemp out at second
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Peraza picked off at second, pitcher to first to second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Barnes grounded out to second
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kershaw grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • L. Castillo: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Castillo flied out to shallow right
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Casali grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger hit by pitch, Turner to second
    • A. Pollock: Strike swinging, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Foul, Foul, Ball, Iglesias grounded out to third
    • S. Schebler: Schebler grounded out to second
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Farmer grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnes walked
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Barnes to second
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • C. Casali: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Casali grounded out to shortstop
    • E. Suarez: Suarez singled to shallow right center
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Puig homered to center, Suarez scored
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp grounded out to third
    • J. Peraza: Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Peraza struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • L. Castillo Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pederson walked
    • C. Seager: Seager flied out to center
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Turner singled to left center, Pederson to third
    • C. Bellinger: Foul, Bellinger doubled to deep right, Pederson scored, Turner to third
    • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)