Luis Cruz doubled home the go-ahead run in his second game with the Dodgers and stole home on the next pitch, leading Los Angeles to a 3-1 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night.
It was 1-all in the seventh when James Loney singled with one out. Cruz followed with a drive to the gap in left-center and Loney barely getting his foot on the plate after catcher Ryan Hanigan stuck out his left leg to block him.
Cruz continued to third on the relay from shortstop Zack Cozart, then broke for home as Tony Gwynn Jr. tried to put down a suicide-squeeze bunt. Cueto's pitch sailed off the tip of Hanigan's glove and to the backstop, and Cruz was credited with the Dodgers' first steal of home since Dee Gordon's on June 1, 2011, against the Angels.
Scott Elbert (1-1) faced one batter, retiring Joey Votto on a flyout to end the seventh, and got the victory. Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth for his 13th save in 16 attempts.
Cueto (9-5) allowed thr...