Cincinnati Reds take away unbeaten from Dodgers

The Reds were relentless against a team that ensured the ...

Luis Castillo struck out 10 and beat Walker Buehle in the pitching duelr; Kyle Farmer fired a pair of doubles, and the Cincinnati Reds put a stop to the Dodgers’ six-game win streak Los Angeles, with a 3-1 win this Friday, September 17

The Reds, who had lost their most recent seven series, fell to fourth place in the NL wild-card race, a half game behind San Diego and one game behind second-place St. Louis.

The Dodgers, who have already secured at least one wild card spot, they started the day a game behind San Francisco in the NL West.

Castillo (8-15), the winning pitcher, did not allow runners to pass second base in a 6 1/3 inning shutout. He threw 111 pitches, his highest record of the year, allowed five hits and walked two.

The Mexican reliever Luis Cessa hung up three zeros. Michael Lorenzen allowed an RBI single to Matt Beaty with two outs in the ninth before forcing a fly ball from pinch-hitter Albert Pujols to make his fourth save.

Buehler (14-4) hoped to reach his 15th win of the season and set a new high in his career, but the Reds touched him with three runs on six hits and two walks in six innings of work.

For the Dodgers, Albert Pujols went 1-0.

For the Reds, the Venezuelan Asdrúbal Cabrera 1-0 and the Dominican Eugenio Suárez 1-0.

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