Posted July 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Los Angeles Dodgers enter their series with the Cincinnati Reds coming off their most encouraging win in weeks. Granted, they haven't had many from which to choose. The NL Central leaders, meanwhile, arrive in Southern California following one of their most discouraging defeats. The Dodgers look to build on an impressive offensive showing when they face the struggling Homer Bailey, while the Reds hope to have All-Star Joey Votto back in their lineup as they try to bounce back. After managing five total runs during a season-high seven-game losing streak, Los Angeles' offense erupted in Sunday night's 8-3 win over the New York Mets. James Loney drove in two runs after totaling one RBI in his previous 14 games for the Dodgers (44-36), who parlayed three New York errors into six unearned runs. "It was a great game for us, to bust out of our losing streak like that,'' winning pitcher Clayton Kershaw said. "We needed to score some runs, and we took ad...
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