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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Rookie Pitcher Puts Reds In Hole Dodgers Break Losing Streak

Another Reds' rookie pitcher dug a hole for the team to climb out of.

The Dodgers snapped a five-game losing streak and stopped the Reds' winning streak at one with a 5-1 triumph.
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John Lamb had the Reds on the frowning side of the scoreboard after facing two batters.  Jimmy Rollins and Yasiel Puig doubled to open the game. Former Reds' draftee Justin Turner hit a two-run home run in the third, his 15th. Rollins followed a two-out bases empty single by Dodgers' starting pitcher Alex Wood with his 13th home run off Ryan Mattheus.

Although Lamb took six innings to do it, the Reds were in the exact same position in the sixth inning Monday night when rookie Keyvius Sampson put them down 5-0.  The Reds responded with 10 runs against the Tigers on Monday.

Lo and behold, like Monday night, Eugenio Suarez led off the sixth.  His home run sparked the Monday rally.  This time he grounded out against Wood, who started the season with the Atlanta Braves.  Votto, who had walked twice against the left-hander, grounded out but Brandon Phillips, who like Suarez had two hits in the sixth Monday, singled.  Todd Frazier hit his second double of the game sending Phillips around to score.

Frazier hit two doubles on the night to pad his league leading total to 38.

Lamb pitched five innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks. He struck out six.

Kenley Jansen nailed it down for the Dodgers to earn his 25th save.

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