Dodgers tie MLB home HRs record in 3-2 win over Reds

LOS ANGELES (AP) No team in major league history has homered in more consecutive home games than these Los Angeles Dodgers.

They only got one against Sonny Gray and the Cincinnati Reds, and it was all they needed.

A.J. Pollock hit a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and the Dodgers tied the big-league record by hitting a homer in their 32nd consecutive home game during a 3-2 victory Wednesday.

Pollock broke open a scoreless game when he connected off Gray (0-3), providing the Dodgers with all of their runs in their fourth consecutive victory. The Dodgers don't ascribe much importance to their streak, other than the majors-best nine home victories generated from it.

''It's a cool stat, for sure,'' Pollock said. ''Honestly, there's a lot of power on this team. These guys are really trying to do damage. They're trying to get pitches to hit, and we like hitting at home.''

Los Angeles has homered in every regular season game at Dodger Stadium since last Aug. 21, including 13 straight this season. While the Dodgers matched the mark set by the Colorado Rockies over three months of the 1999 season, they won't get the chance to break it until April 26 when they return from a road trip.

Gray remained winless with the Reds despite a fourth straight solid start, yielding only two hits and striking out nine over six innings. After the Reds intentionally walked Cody Bellinger, Pollock drove his low curveball into the left field bleachers.

''The Dodgers, they've got a great lineup,'' said Gray, who was happy with the location of his fateful pitch. ''They're going to grind. They're going to put pressure on you.''

The back-to-back defending NL champions are second in the majors this season with 38 homers in 20 games. They've hit a majors-best 27 homers in their 13 home games, starting with a record eight homers on opening day to pick up right where they left off last September, when they finished second in the majors behind the Yankees with 235 homers.

Walker Buehler (2-0) pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning for the Dodgers, striking out eight and allowing one unearned run.

''He's kind of like (a) sports car,'' Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of his prized right-hander, who gave up five earned runs in two of his first three starts this season. ''If there's anything just not right, then he's off. He worked through it, and we needed that one.''

The Dodgers made two errors and allowed a run in the ninth, but Kenley Jansen persevered for his fifth save.

Yasiel Puig scored both of Cincinnati's runs against his former team, but the Reds have lost four straight. Cincinnati is 0-7 on the road.

Both teams finished the brisk game with just three hits, but Los Angeles wrapped up a six-game homestand with a three-game sweep of Cincinnati.

BUEHLER'S DAY

Buehler looked sharp from the early start at Chavez Ravine, hitting 99 mph with his fastball while retiring 17 of 18 batters following a leadoff walk. He even picked off a runner for the first time in his career in the second, catching Jose Iglesias off first after the shortstop got the Reds' only hit in the first six innings.

BELL RUNG (UP)

Cincinnati manager David Bell was ejected in the fifth inning after having words from the dugout with plate umpire Nick Mahrley. Bell, who got tossed for the second time already in his first season with the Reds, said he was thrown out for telling Mahrley to ''pay attention to the game.''

''I didn't say one word the entire game about the strike zone,'' Bell said. ''Some of our hitters were upset about a couple of calls. It was never over the line or anything, but when the umpire continued to look into our dugout - which I understand why he was doing that, because guys were yelling - I was just saying, `I will take care of this. Pay attention to the game.'''

LITTLE RED MACHINE

The Reds went 3 for 29, and their team batting average is a majors-worst .200. ''We believe in our offense, and we have confidence it's going to happen very soon,'' Bell said.

RARE POP

Joey Votto popped out to Bellinger in foul territory in the eighth inning. Incredibly, that's the first time the lefty-hitting Votto has popped out to the first baseman in his entire 1,592-game career, which began in 2007.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Dodgers: Justin Turner didn't start for the second straight game after getting hamstring tightness Monday. He struck out as a pinch-hitter in the eighth. ... Bellinger returned to the lineup after sitting out Tuesday. He was hit by a 96-mph fastball Monday.

UP NEXT

Reds: Tanner Roark (0-0, 4.30 ERA) gets the ball Thursday to open a weekend series in San Diego. He has yet to pitch six full innings for Cincinnati.

Dodgers: Julio Urias (0-1, 5.27 ERA) takes the mound in Milwaukee on Thursday night. Urias also faced the Brewers last week in LA, taking the loss while allowing five earned runs in five innings.

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  • W: W. Buehler (2-0)L: S. Gray (0-3)S: K. Jansen (5)
  • HR: LAD - A. Pollock (2)
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  • a-grounded out for Dietrich in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Casali in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Hernandez in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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C. Taylor SS-LF30000011.170.278.277.554-0.5
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C. Seager SS00000000.254.359.418.7770.0
  • a-struck out for Pederson in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • SF - M. Kemp
  • RBI - M. Kemp (5), E. Suarez (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, M. Kemp, T. Barnhart
BATTING
  • HR - A. Pollock (2)
  • RBI - A. Pollock 3 (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Pollock 3 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy, A. Barnes
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Puig (2)
  • Picked Off - J. Iglesias
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Barnes
FIELDING
  • E - A. Barnes (2), E. Hernandez
  • PB - A. Barnes
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (L, 0-3)6.02332912.790.9313.5
D. Hernandez1.01000103.862.142.5
A. Garrett1.00000101.170.783.5
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (L, 0-3)6.0
D. Hernandez1.0
A. Garrett1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (W, 2-0)6.13101805.401.2028.0
S. Alexander (H, 3)0.10000001.230.680.0
P. Baez (H, 3)1.10000103.650.813.5
K. Jansen (S, 5)1.00100102.160.8410.5
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (W, 2-0)6.1
S. Alexander (H, 3)0.1
P. Baez (H, 3)1.1
K. Jansen (S, 5)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 87-54, D. Hernandez 15-10, A. Garrett 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 6-3, D. Hernandez 1-1, A. Garrett 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 22, D. Hernandez 4, A. Garrett 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Baez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 92-57, S. Alexander 3-2, P. Baez 24-14, K. Jansen 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 3-7, S. Alexander 1-0, P. Baez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 22, S. Alexander, P. Baez 5, K. Jansen 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Winker CF40000013.176.250.412.662-0.5
M. Kemp LF30110001.208.204.292.4962.0
D. Dietrich 2B20000000.200.300.629.9290.0
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C. Casali C20000020.304.333.478.812-1.0
b- T. Barnhart PH-C10000001.257.409.314.7230.0
J. Iglesias SS30100020.243.317.405.7220.0
K. Farmer 3B-2B20000010.118.167.471.6370.5
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  • a-grounded out for Dietrich in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Casali in the 7th
  • c-flied out for Hernandez in the 8th
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J. Pederson LF30000031.246.365.6891.053-1.5
a- J. Turner PH10000010.297.382.328.710-0.5
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
C. Bellinger 1B31100100.429.512.9001.4123.0
A. Pollock CF31131011.243.293.365.6587.5
M. Muncy 3B30000011.250.329.500.829-0.5
E. Hernandez 2B30000010.300.386.567.952-0.5
A. Verdugo RF30100010.372.386.6981.0840.5
C. Taylor SS-LF30000011.170.278.277.554-0.5
A. Barnes C21000101.244.385.415.7994.0
W. Buehler P20000021.167.167.667.833-1.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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C. Seager SS00000000.254.359.418.7770.0
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  • a-struck out for Pederson in the 8th
  • b-grounded out for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • SF - M. Kemp
  • RBI - M. Kemp (5), E. Suarez (7)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Votto, M. Kemp, T. Barnhart
BATTING
  • HR - A. Pollock (2)
  • RBI - A. Pollock 3 (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Pollock 3 (5)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Muncy, A. Barnes
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Puig (2)
  • Picked Off - J. Iglesias
BASERUNNING
  • SB - A. Barnes
FIELDING
  • E - A. Barnes (2), E. Hernandez
  • PB - A. Barnes
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
S. Gray (L, 0-3)6.02332912.790.9313.5
D. Hernandez1.01000103.862.142.5
A. Garrett1.00000101.170.783.5
Total8.03332111---
PITCHERSIP
S. Gray (L, 0-3)6.0
D. Hernandez1.0
A. Garrett1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
W. Buehler (W, 2-0)6.13101805.401.2028.0
S. Alexander (H, 3)0.10000001.230.680.0
P. Baez (H, 3)1.10000103.650.813.5
K. Jansen (S, 5)1.00100102.160.8410.5
Total9.03201100---
PITCHERSIP
W. Buehler (W, 2-0)6.1
S. Alexander (H, 3)0.1
P. Baez (H, 3)1.1
K. Jansen (S, 5)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - S. Gray
  • Pitches-Strikes - S. Gray 87-54, D. Hernandez 15-10, A. Garrett 14-9
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Gray 6-3, D. Hernandez 1-1, A. Garrett 1-1
  • Batters Faced - S. Gray 22, D. Hernandez 4, A. Garrett 3
PITCHING
  • HBP - P. Baez (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - W. Buehler 92-57, S. Alexander 3-2, P. Baez 24-14, K. Jansen 8-7
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - W. Buehler 3-7, S. Alexander 1-0, P. Baez 1-2
  • Batters Faced - W. Buehler 22, S. Alexander, P. Baez 5, K. Jansen 4
  • 9TH INNING
    Kemp hit sacrifice fly to left, Puig scored23
  • 7TH INNING
    Suarez grounded out to shortstop, Puig scored13
  • 6TH INNING
    Pollock homered to left center, Barnes and Bellinger scored03
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • Corey Seager at shortstop
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Puig safe at first on 2nd baseman Hernandez fielding error
    • J. Winker: Foul, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Puig stole second
    • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Kemp hit sacrifice fly to left, Puig scored
    • E. Suarez: Suarez fouled out to catcher
    • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 2 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • P. Baez Pitching:
    • J. Iglesias: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Farmer hit by pitch
    • Scott Schebler hit for David Hernandez
    • S. Schebler: Schebler flied out to right
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Votto fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Amir Garrett pitching
    • David Freese hit for Pedro Baez
    • D. Freese: Ball, Foul, Ball, Freese grounded out to pitcher
    • Justin Turner hit for Joc Pederson
    • J. Turner: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bellinger lined out to second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Puig singled to left center
    • J. Winker: Ball, Foul, Winker lined out to center
    • M. Kemp: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp singled to left, Puig to second
    • Scott Alexander relieved Walker Buehler
    • Eugenio Suarez hit for Derek Dietrich
    • E. Suarez: Strike swinging, Puig to third, Kemp to second on passed ball, Ball, Suarez grounded out to shortstop, Puig scored
    • Pedro Baez relieved Scott Alexander
    • Tucker Barnhart hit for Curt Casali
    • T. Barnhart: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnhart grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • David Hernandez relieved Sonny Gray
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Foul, Hernandez flied out to center
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Verdugo singled to shallow left
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Taylor struck out swinging
    • A. Barnes: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Barnes grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Verdugo out at second
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Farmer struck out swinging
    • S. Gray: Ball, Strike looking, Gray grounded out to first
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Votto struck out looking
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Barnes walked
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Ball, Barnes stole second, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Buehler struck out swinging
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson struck out swinging
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger intentionally walked
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Pollock homered to left center, Barnes and Bellinger scored
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Foul, Foul, Muncy grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Foul, Ball, Dietrich lined out to right
    • C. Casali: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Iglesias struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Verdugo flied out to left
    • C. Taylor: Taylor flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • Y. Puig: Puig lined out to left
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Ball, Winker grounded out to pitcher
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Kemp flied out to deep center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Pederson struck out on foul tip
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Bellinger singled to right
    • A. Pollock: Pollock grounded out to shortstop, Bellinger to second
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • K. Farmer: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Farmer grounded out to third
    • S. Gray: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gray struck out looking
    • J. Votto: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul tip, Votto struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Taylor grounded out to third
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Barnes flied out to left
    • W. Buehler: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Buehler struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • D. Dietrich: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Dietrich lined out to center
    • C. Casali: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Casali struck out swinging
    • J. Iglesias: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Iglesias singled to center
    • K. Farmer: Foul, Ball, Iglesias picked off at first, pitcher to first
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Verdugo struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • W. Buehler Pitching:
    • J. Votto: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Votto walked
    • Y. Puig: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Puig struck out swinging
    • J. Winker: Strike looking, Winker lined out to center
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Kemp flied out to right
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • S. Gray Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Pederson struck out on foul tip
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • A. Pollock: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pollock struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)