After snapping their five-game losing streak with a win Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers looked to generate some momentum with key series against the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants on the horizon.
Cincinnati Reds left-hander David Holmberg was on the mound to face Los Angeles for the second time in 11 days. He went to 3-1 counts against Jimmy Rollins and Yasiel Puig, but got both to fly out. Adrian Gonzalez grounded to second to end a quiet first inning for the Dodgers.
Brett Anderson retired the Reds in order in the bottom of the first, ending the inning by getting called strike three on Joey Votto. Justin Turner and Scott Van Slyke hit back-to-back singles to give the Dodgers two on with no outs in the second inning.
A.J. Ellis drew a walk to load the bases with one out, but the Dodgers were unable to get multiple runs across. Kiké Hernandez hit a line drive RBI single by a diving Brandon Phillips, but because the runners held to see if the second baseman would make the catch, only Turner scored.
Anderson struck out swinging and Holmberg induced Rollins into a groundout to end the inning with the Dodgers only leading 1-0. Todd Frazier and Jay Bruce reached on one-out singles in the bottom of the second, but Ivan De Jesus Jr. struck out swinging and Frazier was caught stealing third base to end the inning.