Todd Frazier talks baseball and trying to hit against Zack Greinke

In three starts with the Dodgers, Latos has allowed 12 runs in 14 2/3 innings for a 7.36 ERA.


Even so, Mattingly opted to pinch-hit Alex Guerrero for him with one runner on in the seventh inning, and defended his decision, saying, “Obviously, Alex is going to be a better hitter over time”.

“It was a confidence thing, to be honest”, Hatcher said. I’d get down on myself. “It was exciting. I fed off it. I’m anxious to go back to the hospital and see my son”.

Hatcher believes he is ready despite unimpressive statistics in his rehabilitation assignments.

The Dodgers (64-51) thought they had an answer in the bottom of the inning when Kike Hernadez walked and then Adrian Gonzalez singled to put runners on the corners for Andre Ethier.

“I gave it everything I had”, DeSclafani said. “I took advantage of my versatility, and that’s why I’m here – because I can play a lot of positions”. Cincinnati’s 15 hits led the way for a 10-3 shellacking of Los Angeles in front of a crowd of 46,888 at Dodger Stadium.

In the top of the fifth inning, Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart sliced a ball down the left-field line. “It’s a (product) of who you’re facing sometimes”.

-SS Jimmy Rollins extended his hitting streak to four games while continuing his recent offensive surge.

Greinke gave up three doubles and threw 39 balls among his 107 pitches.

“It was a close game, so my homer was nice”, Greinke said of the timing of his homer. It was Puig’s 10th home run this season.

Frazier’s homer was his 29th, giving him a major league-best 63rd extra-base hits.

Anthony DeSclafani pitched well for a rookie, making his fifth consecutive quality start in the loss.

After Votto’s homer in the sixth inning made it a two-run game, the Reds didn’t have another hit.

Greinke (13-2) allowed only one run on six hits, with eight strikeouts.

DeSclafani (7-8) allowed two runs and six hits in six innings and struck out six.

Hernandez and Turner continued their sizzling stretches. 405 (15-for-37) with three doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs. He was “50-50” on whether it’d go out when it left his bat.

Lorenzen, who was selected with the 38th overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft (Competitive Balance Round A), began this year just like in 2014 as he hurled seven shutout frames while collecting the win in his Triple-A debut versus Toledo.

Fellow southpaw Felix Doubront starts for Oakland on Tuesday night, making his third appearance for the A’s since getting acquired for cash from Toronto on July 31. “You have Kershaw, you have Greinke, and then it’s hold on to your hats”, Scully said during Thursday night’s broadcast.


“Expectations wherever you go are high”, said Wood, who threw 82 pitches (52 strikes). Dodgers RHP Chris Hatcher was activated from the 60-day disabled list. As of August. 10, he was undergoing tests on his back. He underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery May 21.

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