PEREZ, AT HIS BEST, PROVIDES A BOOST DODGERS WIN SECOND IN A ROW; TRAIL PHILLY BY 5 1/2 DODGERS 2, CINCINNATI 1.
Byline: Jill Painter Staff Writer
Odalis Perez was at it again.
He's in the business of flirting with no-hitters, as if it's part of his normal routine of blaring Latin music throughout the clubhouse. For the second consecutive outing, he went at least five innings without allowing a hit.
Perez lost the no-hitter after 5 2/3 innings when pinch-hitter Juan Castro Juan Castro (born Juan Gabriel Castro in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico on June 20, 1972) is a Major League Baseball infielder. He is a currently a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds. Castro bats right-handed, throws right-handed, and wears number 9. singled to left but once again gave his team an opportunity to win.
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Ventura didn't touch the plate with his left foot but he got the plate with his left hand before LaRue could tag him and the Dodgers led 2-1.
The Dodgers bullpen continued to impress. After Paul Shuey Paul Kenneth Shuey (born September 16, 1970 in Lima, Ohio), is a Major League relief pitcher most recently for the Baltimore Orioles.
He played most of his career for the Cleveland Indians from 1994 to 2002. He made 4 playoff appearances with the Indians. allowed a walk and single in the eighth, Tom Martin relieved him and struck out pinch hitter Reggie Taylor. With runners on first and third and one out, Paul Quantrill came in and got D'Angelo Jimenez to ground into a double play to end the inning.
Perez scattered three hits over seven innings and allowed one earned run.
Eric Gagne, who pitched a perfect ninth, earned his 37th save in 37 tries and his 45th in a row dating back to last season.
The Dodgers did enough offensively to win. They didn't score five runs, as they did Tuesday, but they had eight hits and two runs. And it was just enough.
Cincinnati pitcher Jose Acevedo had a short-lived outing but it wasn't because the Dodgers got to him. It was the dugout stairs. Acevedo, who gave up four hits and one earned run on four hits, sprained his left ankle walking down the stairs Adv. 1. down the stairs - on a floor below; "the tenants live downstairs"
downstairs, on a lower floor, below and his night was done. X-rays were inconclusive and he'll return to Cincinnati today.
The Dodgers will try to complete a sweep of the Reds today before the Chicago Cubs come to town for a three-game series this weekend.
Hideo Nomo, who has the most wins on the team with 12, starts today against another Reds pitcher, Paul Wilson, with an ERA over 5.00.
Veteran shortstop Barry Larkin was booed by Dodgers fans after he let go of two bats during one at-bat in the fourth. One flew into the stands and clipped a fan, who wasn't hurt. Larkin gave him a bat. But when it happened a second time, Dodgers fans weren't so forgiving.
Larkin left the game in the seventh after he hit a leadoff double with irritation to scar tissue scar tissue
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The Dodgers' Alex Cora beats the throw to the plate to score the winning run in the seventh inning against Cincinnati on Friday. Jason LaRue is catching.
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DODGERS vs. CINCINNATI
- Jill Painter