Joey Votto steals second in front of the Dodgers' Juan Castro in the first. (AP)
By Mark Sheldon / MLB.com
After breaking out for three runs in the first inning, the Reds were quieted by Jason Schmidt in his return to the big leagues. That left Cincinnati winless in 10 games in L.A. over the past three seasons. Micah Owings struggled, allowing seven runs in five innings.
BATTING 2B: Furcal (17, Owings, M), Ethier (18, Owings, M), Blake (19, Owings, M). HR: Ramirez, M (10, 2nd inning off Owings, M, 1 on, 2 out), Ethier (19, 5th inning off Owings, M, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Ramirez, M 5; Furcal 2; Kemp; Blake 3; Ethier 6; Loney; Martin, R 3. RBI: Ethier 2 (58), Blake 2 (57), Loney (55), Ramirez, M 2 (31). 2-out RBI: Ramirez, M 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schmidt; Furcal. Team RISP: 4-for-12. Team LOB:
BASERUNNING CS: Martin, R 2 (6, 2nd base by Owings, M/Hanigan, 3rd base by Fisher, C/Hanigan), Blake (3, 2nd base by Owings, M/Hanigan).
FIELDING E: Martin, R (3, throw), Castro, Ju (2, fielding). Outfield assists: Ethier (Phillips at 2nd base). DP: (Furcal-Castro, Ju-Loney).