Published : 2013-09-09 19:43
Updated : 2013-09-09 19:43
CINCINNATI (AP) ― Jay Bruce picked a good night to solve Clayton Kershaw, and Ryan Hanigan’s big double in the ninth gave the Cincinnati Reds a sweep over the Dodgers.
Bruce hit two home runs for the Reds, who went into the game in third place in the NL Central, two games behind first-place St. Louis, which beat second-place Pittsburgh earlier Sunday. Bruce had three singles off the Dodgers’ ace coming into the game.
Hanigan’s RBI double in the ninth drove in Zack Cozart from first base to lift Cincinnati to a 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Sunday night. “He’s a pitcher, if he gives you a pitch to hit, if you don’t take advantage of it, you’re probably out. He threw me a couple pitches I could handle tonight,” Bruce said of Kershaw.