Gennett powers Reds' offense in 4-1 win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES (AP) Pitching close to home, Tyler Mahle wanted to give his family and friends something worth the drive from Orange County.

Early on, the Dodgers were running his pitch count high enough that Mahle figured he'd be gone.

''That would have been a bummer,'' he said.

Instead, Mahle outdueled Walker Buehler in a matchup of 23-year-old right-handers, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-1 on Thursday night for their season-high third straight victory.

''I was happy I was able to grind it out for five and get the third win in a row for us,'' he said. ''That's one of the top outings I've had to grind it out that I can think of. It was really fun, actually.''

Scooter Gennett went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs, while Mahle and three relievers combined on a four-hitter in the series opener.

''He did a really good job,'' Gennett said of Mahle. ''He kept us in the ballgame.''

Mahle fanned two, giving him 44 strikeouts in eight starts this season, which leads the majors among pitchers his age or younger.

Mahle (3-4) allowed one run and three hits in five innings and walked four. Dylan Floro and Wandy Peralta followed with one hit over 2 2/3 innings before Raisel Iglesias tossed 1 1/3 innings of relief with three strikeouts for his fifth save.

''It was some kind of impressive performance, especially with some things happening where he ended up throwing more pitches then we were hoping,'' interim Reds manager Jim Riggleman said. ''He really was electric with his stuff and he got better as the night went on.''

Buehler retired 15 of his first 17 batters before the Reds got to him in the sixth, ending his streak of 15 scoreless innings - longest by a Dodgers pitcher this season.

Gennett doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs with two outs in the inning, giving the Reds a 2-1 lead.

''I can't give up two runs when we only have one,'' Buehler said. ''It's just not going our way right now.''

Billy Hamilton added a run in the seventh on a two-out triple in the right-field corner that scored Tucker Barnhart, who hit a leadoff double. Hamilton was 2 for 4.

Gennett homered on the first pitch from Daniel Hudson in the eighth, extending the Reds' lead to 4-1.

The last-place Reds ended their futility against the Dodgers. They had lost eight in a row overall and nine straight in Los Angeles.

Joey Votto went 2 for 4 with a run scored after defensive miscues in the first two innings. He was charged with an error in the first when he couldn't pick up Yasmani Grandal's grounder and flipped to first base too late. Votto fielded a sacrifice bunt by Buehler in the second, but his throw to second base sailed past Gennett and the runner was safe.

Buehler (2-1) gave up two runs and five hits in six innings. He tied a career high with eight strikeouts and walked none. He was a key contributor to the Dodgers' combined no-hitter against the Padres in Mexico last week.

''Walker was exceptional,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ''Walker pitched his tail off and he had no margin for error. He ends up wearing the loss, so it's very frustrating.''

The Dodgers' lone run came on Chase Utley's RBI single with two outs in the first.

Cody Bellinger, last year's NL rookie of the year, was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts. Leadoff hitter Chris Taylor was hitless in four at-bats, Matt Kemp was 0 for 3 with a walk and Yasiel Puig was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.

''This isn't a `try' league. Everyone is trying. You got to get production,'' Roberts said. ''It looks lackluster when you're not hitting.''

Los Angeles fell to 8-10 at home, a record that Roberts called ''inexcusable'' before the game.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Reds: Michael Lorenzen (right shoulder strain) threw 20 pitches in an extended spring training game in Goodyear, Arizona. ... Anthony DeSclafani (left oblique strain) is expected to pitch Monday in Goodyear after throwing 39 pitches in an extended spring game and finishing with a nine-pitch bullpen on Wednesday.

Dodgers: No date has been set for Clayton Kershaw (left biceps tendinitis) to play catch again after he did so Wednesday under supervision of the medical staff. ... 3B Justin Turner (broken left wrist) took up to 10 at-bats in a simulated game and will begin a rehab assignment this weekend at either Triple-A Oklahoma City or Class A Rancho Cucamonga. ... 2B Logan Forsythe (right shoulder inflammation) was to be evaluated Thursday before going to either OKC or Rancho Cucamonga.

REDS PROMOTION

The Reds promoted Nick Krall to general manager, while Dick Williams will remain president of baseball operations and continue overseeing the club's entire operations department. Krall had been the club's assistant GM since November 2015. He was first hired by the team in 2003 to over its advance scouting preparation.

UP NEXT

Matt Harvey begins his post-Mets career when he debuts for the Reds in what is expected to be an abbreviated start. The right-hander is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA in four career starts against LA, the last coming in 2015. Right-hander Kenta Maeda (2-2, 4.02 ERA) takes the mound for the Dodgers.

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  • W: T. Mahle (3-4)L: W. Buehler (2-1)S: R. Iglesias (5)
  • HR: CIN - S. Gennett (5)
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  • a-struck out for Floro in the 7th
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  • a-singled for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Utley in the 8th
  • c-flied out for Buehler in the 6th
  • d-struck out for Fields in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (10), T. Barnhart (7)
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (2)
  • HR - S. Gennett (5)
  • SH - A. Blandino
  • RBI - S. Gennett 3 (21), B. Hamilton (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett 3 (10), B. Hamilton (6)
BATTING
  • SH - W. Buehler
  • RBI - C. Utley (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Utley (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Blandino-Gennett-Votto)
  • E - J. Votto
FIELDING
  • E - E. Hernandez (3)
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T. Mahle (W, 3-4)5.03104203.861.2616.0
D. Floro (H, 1)1.00000200.641.144.0
W. Peralta (H, 4)1.21000004.261.582.0
R. Iglesias (S, 5)1.10000301.500.8911.5
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (W, 3-4)5.0
D. Floro (H, 1)1.0
W. Peralta (H, 4)1.2
R. Iglesias (S, 5)1.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (L, 2-1)6.05220801.641.0013.0
P. Baez1.02110104.081.700.5
D. Hudson1.01110018.680.00-
J. Fields1.01000002.601.102.0
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (L, 2-1)6.0
P. Baez1.0
D. Hudson1.0
J. Fields1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 109-63, D. Floro 13-8, W. Peralta 16-12, R. Iglesias 23-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-9, W. Peralta 1-3
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 24, D. Floro 3, W. Peralta 5, R. Iglesias 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 93-70, P. Baez 21-12, D. Hudson 7-6, J. Fields 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-5, P. Baez 2-0, D. Hudson 1-2, J. Fields 1-3
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 23, P. Baez 5, D. Hudson 4, J. Fields 5
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J. Votto 1B41200000.281.402.430.8323.0
S. Gennett 2B41331000.301.345.485.83011.0
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E. Suarez 3B40000023.296.383.580.963-1.0
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T. Mahle P20000010.091.091.091.182-0.5
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  • a-struck out for Floro in the 7th
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a- E. Hernandez PH-CF-2B10100000.225.311.449.7601.0
Y. Grandal C30000102.274.381.487.8671.0
C. Bellinger 1B40000025.271.329.443.772-1.0
M. Kemp LF30000100.333.376.537.9131.0
C. Utley 2B30210000.268.371.415.7863.0
b- T. Locastro PH-CF10000000.222.417.333.7500.0
Y. Puig RF40000024.208.260.260.520-1.0
M. Muncy 3B30100120.200.321.356.6761.0
W. Buehler P10000002.111.111.111.2220.0
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  • a-singled for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-flied out for Utley in the 8th
  • c-flied out for Buehler in the 6th
  • d-struck out for Fields in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - S. Gennett (10), T. Barnhart (7)
  • 3B - B. Hamilton (2)
  • HR - S. Gennett (5)
  • SH - A. Blandino
  • RBI - S. Gennett 3 (21), B. Hamilton (11)
  • 2-Out RBI - S. Gennett 3 (10), B. Hamilton (6)
BATTING
  • SH - W. Buehler
  • RBI - C. Utley (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - C. Utley (5)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Blandino-Gennett-Votto)
  • E - J. Votto
FIELDING
  • E - E. Hernandez (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
T. Mahle (W, 3-4)5.03104203.861.2616.0
D. Floro (H, 1)1.00000200.641.144.0
W. Peralta (H, 4)1.21000004.261.582.0
R. Iglesias (S, 5)1.10000301.500.8911.5
Total9.0410470---
PITCHERSIP
T. Mahle (W, 3-4)5.0
D. Floro (H, 1)1.0
W. Peralta (H, 4)1.2
R. Iglesias (S, 5)1.1
Total9.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (L, 2-1)6.05220801.641.0013.0
P. Baez1.02110104.081.700.5
D. Hudson1.01110018.680.00-
J. Fields1.01000002.601.102.0
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PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (L, 2-1)6.0
P. Baez1.0
D. Hudson1.0
J. Fields1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - T. Mahle 109-63, D. Floro 13-8, W. Peralta 16-12, R. Iglesias 23-16
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - T. Mahle 6-9, W. Peralta 1-3
  • Batters Faced - T. Mahle 24, D. Floro 3, W. Peralta 5, R. Iglesias 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 93-70, P. Baez 21-12, D. Hudson 7-6, J. Fields 18-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 5-5, P. Baez 2-0, D. Hudson 1-2, J. Fields 1-3
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 23, P. Baez 5, D. Hudson 4, J. Fields 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Gennett homered to right41
  • 7TH INNING
    Hamilton tripled to deep right, Barnhart scored31
  • 6TH INNING
    Gennett doubled to deep center, Winker and Votto scored21
  • 1ST INNING
    Utley singled to center, Pederson scored, Grandal to third, Kemp to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Josh Fields relieved Daniel Hudson
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Barnhart safe at first on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Foul, Blandino lined out to center
    • J. Peraza: Peraza flied out to right
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Hamilton singled to left, Barnhart to second
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Winker flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
    • R. Iglesias Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • Austin Barnes hit for Josh Fields
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Daniel Hudson relieved Pedro Baez
    • A. Duvall: Duvall flied out to deep center
    • J. Votto: Strike looking, Votto grounded out to second
    • S. Gennett: Gennett homered to right
    • E. Suarez: Foul, Ball, Suarez popped out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • W. Peralta Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger flied out to right
    • M. Kemp: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Kemp flied out to deep right
    • Tim Locastro hit for Chase Utley
    • Raisel Iglesias pitching
    • Jose Peraza at shortstop
    • T. Locastro: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Locastro flied out to center
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez pitching
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Barnhart doubled to deep right
    • A. Blandino: Foul, Ball, Ball, Blandino hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Barnhart to third
    • Scott Schebler hit for Dylan Floro
    • S. Schebler: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Schebler struck out swinging
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hamilton tripled to deep right, Barnhart scored
    • J. Winker: Ball, Winker grounded out to second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Wandy Peralta pitching
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Taylor lined out to shortstop
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Joc Pederson
    • E. Hernandez: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez singled to shallow left
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Grandal grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Hernandez out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Hamilton struck out on foul tip
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Winker singled to left
    • A. Duvall: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • J. Votto: Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Votto singled to right, Winker to second
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Ball, Foul, Gennett doubled to deep center, Winker and Votto scored
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Dylan Floro relieved Tyler Mahle
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Muncy struck out looking
    • Kyle Farmer hit for Walker Buehler
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Farmer flied out to deep left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Barnhart lined out to right
    • A. Blandino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Blandino lined out to right
    • T. Mahle: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Mahle struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Bellinger struck out on foul tip
    • M. Kemp: Kemp grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Utley: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Utley grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Foul, Ball, Votto flied out to center
    • S. Gennett: Ball, Foul, Gennett grounded out to third
    • E. Suarez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Suarez struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike (foul tip), Taylor popped out to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pederson fouled out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Grandal flied out to left
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • B. Hamilton: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Hamilton grounded out to third
    • J. Winker: Winker grounded out to first
    • A. Duvall: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Duvall struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Kemp lined out to right
    • C. Utley: Utley singled to right
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Puig popped out to first
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked, Utley to second
    • W. Buehler: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Buehler grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • T. Barnhart: Strike looking, Foul, Barnhart grounded out to third
    • A. Blandino: Ball, Blandino flied out to deep center
    • T. Mahle: Ball, Strike looking, Mahle grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Muncy singled to shallow left
    • W. Buehler: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Buehler hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Muncy to second
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Taylor flied out to right
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Pederson fouled out to third
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Grandal walked, Muncy to third, Buehler to second
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger flied out to shallow left
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Winker struck out looking
    • A. Duvall: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul tip, Duvall struck out on foul tip
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Votto singled to left
    • S. Gennett: Foul, Gennett singled to right, Votto to second
    • E. Suarez: Ball, Suarez flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • T. Mahle Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor grounded out to second
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Pederson walked
    • Y. Grandal: Strike looking, Ball, Grandal reached on fielder's choice to second, Pederson to second on 1st baseman Votto fielding error
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Kemp walked, Pederson to third, Grandal to second
    • C. Utley: Strike looking, Utley singled to center, Pederson scored, Grandal to third, Kemp to second
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Puig lined out to right
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)